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Title: Matrix Effects on Radiolytic Gas Generation in Plutonium Residues

Abstract

Transportation of plutonium bearing materials requires a shipping package that has been rigorously tested to withstand normal and accident conditions. Plutonium bearing materials can contribute to package internal pressure by producing heat and gases from chemical and radiochemical reactions. Of particular concern is the production of hydrogen gas from the radiolysis of moisture, which can result in flammable gas mixtures within the shipping package. Estimating the gas generation rates for plutonium residues is complicated by the large variability of material composition and process origin. In February 1999, the Savannah River Technology Center established a gas generation test program to support transportation of plutonium residue materials. The initial efforts of this program have focused on evaluation of residues identified as Sand, Slag, and Crucible (SS and C) generated as a byproduct of plutonium metal production.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9560
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-99-00585
TRN: AH200124%%400
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1999 Winter Meeting and Embedded Topical Meetings, Long Beach, CA (US), 11/14/1999--11/18/1999; Other Information: PBD: 6 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; ACCIDENTS; BEARINGS; GASES; HYDROGEN; MIXTURES; MOISTURE; ORIGIN; PLUTONIUM; PRODUCTION; RADIOLYSIS; RESIDUES

Citation Formats

Livingston, R. Matrix Effects on Radiolytic Gas Generation in Plutonium Residues. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Livingston, R. Matrix Effects on Radiolytic Gas Generation in Plutonium Residues. United States.
Livingston, R. Fri . "Matrix Effects on Radiolytic Gas Generation in Plutonium Residues". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9560.
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abstractNote = {Transportation of plutonium bearing materials requires a shipping package that has been rigorously tested to withstand normal and accident conditions. Plutonium bearing materials can contribute to package internal pressure by producing heat and gases from chemical and radiochemical reactions. Of particular concern is the production of hydrogen gas from the radiolysis of moisture, which can result in flammable gas mixtures within the shipping package. Estimating the gas generation rates for plutonium residues is complicated by the large variability of material composition and process origin. In February 1999, the Savannah River Technology Center established a gas generation test program to support transportation of plutonium residue materials. The initial efforts of this program have focused on evaluation of residues identified as Sand, Slag, and Crucible (SS and C) generated as a byproduct of plutonium metal production.},
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