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Title: Method For Processing Spent (Trn,Zr)N Fuel

Abstract

A new process for recycling spent nuclear fuels, in particular, mixed nitrides of transuranic elements and zirconium. The process consists of two electrorefiner cells in series configuration. A transuranic element such as plutonium is reduced at the cathode in the first cell, zirconium at the cathode in the second cell, and nitrogen-15 is released and captured for reuse to make transuranic and zirconium nitrides.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Naperville, IL
  2. Woodridge, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879826
Patent Number(s):
US 6,767,444
Application Number:
10/227401
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Miller, William E, and Richmann, Michael K. Method For Processing Spent (Trn,Zr)N Fuel. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Miller, William E, & Richmann, Michael K. Method For Processing Spent (Trn,Zr)N Fuel. United States.
Miller, William E, and Richmann, Michael K. Tue . "Method For Processing Spent (Trn,Zr)N Fuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879826.
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