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Title: Issues for Conceptual Design of AFCF and CFTC LWR Spent Fuel Separations Influencing Next-Generation Aqueous Fuel Reprocessing

Abstract

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) strategic plan, which aims to meet US and international energy, safeguards, fuel supply and environmental needs by harnessing national laboratory R&D, deployment by industry and use of international partnerships. Initially, two industry-led commercial scale facilities, an advanced burner reactor (ABR) and a consolidated fuel treatment center (CFTC), and one developmental facility, an advanced fuel cycle facility (AFCF) are proposed. The national laboratories will lead the AFCF to provide an internationally recognized R&D center of excellence for developing transmutation fuels and targets and advancing fuel cycle reprocessing technology using aqueous and pyrochemical methods. The design drivers for AFCF and the CFTC LWR spent fuel separations are expected to impact on and partly reflect those for industry, which is engaging with DOE in studies for CFTC and ABR through the recent GNEP funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The paper summarizes the state-of-the-art of aqueous reprocessing, gives an assessment of engineering drivers for U.S. aqueous processing facilities, examines historic plant capital costs and provides conclusions with a view to influencing design of next-generation fuel reprocessing plants.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
919563
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-07-12865
Journal ID: ISSN 0931-7597; TRN: US0806435
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Global 2007,Boise, ID,09/09/2007,09/13/2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS , 12 - MGMT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; BURNERS; CAPITALIZED COST; DESIGN; FUEL CYCLE; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PROCESSING; REPROCESSING; SAFEGUARDS; SPENT FUELS; TARGETS; TRANSMUTATION; advanced burner reactor (ABR); advanced fuel cycle facility (AFCF); consolidated fuel treatment center (CFTC); funding opportunity announcement (FOA); Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP); light water reactor (LWR)

Citation Formats

D. Hebditch, R. Henry, M. Goff, K. Pasamehmetoglu, and D. Ostby. Issues for Conceptual Design of AFCF and CFTC LWR Spent Fuel Separations Influencing Next-Generation Aqueous Fuel Reprocessing. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1002/chin.200901271.
D. Hebditch, R. Henry, M. Goff, K. Pasamehmetoglu, & D. Ostby. Issues for Conceptual Design of AFCF and CFTC LWR Spent Fuel Separations Influencing Next-Generation Aqueous Fuel Reprocessing. United States. doi:10.1002/chin.200901271.
D. Hebditch, R. Henry, M. Goff, K. Pasamehmetoglu, and D. Ostby. Sat . "Issues for Conceptual Design of AFCF and CFTC LWR Spent Fuel Separations Influencing Next-Generation Aqueous Fuel Reprocessing". United States. doi:10.1002/chin.200901271. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919563.
@article{osti_919563,
title = {Issues for Conceptual Design of AFCF and CFTC LWR Spent Fuel Separations Influencing Next-Generation Aqueous Fuel Reprocessing},
author = {D. Hebditch and R. Henry and M. Goff and K. Pasamehmetoglu and D. Ostby},
abstractNote = {In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) strategic plan, which aims to meet US and international energy, safeguards, fuel supply and environmental needs by harnessing national laboratory R&D, deployment by industry and use of international partnerships. Initially, two industry-led commercial scale facilities, an advanced burner reactor (ABR) and a consolidated fuel treatment center (CFTC), and one developmental facility, an advanced fuel cycle facility (AFCF) are proposed. The national laboratories will lead the AFCF to provide an internationally recognized R&D center of excellence for developing transmutation fuels and targets and advancing fuel cycle reprocessing technology using aqueous and pyrochemical methods. The design drivers for AFCF and the CFTC LWR spent fuel separations are expected to impact on and partly reflect those for industry, which is engaging with DOE in studies for CFTC and ABR through the recent GNEP funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The paper summarizes the state-of-the-art of aqueous reprocessing, gives an assessment of engineering drivers for U.S. aqueous processing facilities, examines historic plant capital costs and provides conclusions with a view to influencing design of next-generation fuel reprocessing plants.},
doi = {10.1002/chin.200901271},
journal = {},
issn = {0931-7597},
number = 1,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
}

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