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Title: Heat Management Strategy Trade Study

Abstract

This Heat Management Trade Study was performed in 2008-2009 to expand on prior studies in continued efforts to analyze and evaluate options for cost-effectively managing SNF reprocessing wastes. The primary objective was to develop a simplified cost/benefit evaluation for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) reprocessing that combines the characteristics of the waste generated through reprocessing with the impacts of the waste on heating the repository. Under consideration were age of the SNF prior to reprocessing, plutonium and minor actinide (MA) separation from the spent fuel for recycle, fuel value of the recycled Pu and MA, age of the remaining spent fuel waste prior to emplacement in the repository, length of time that active ventilation is employed in the repository, and elemental concentration and heat limits for acceptable glass waste form durability. A secondary objective was to identify and qualitatively analyze remaining issues such as (a) impacts of aging SNF prior to reprocessing on the fuel value of the recovered fissile materials, and (b) impact of reprocessing on the dose risk as developed in the Yucca Mountain Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA). Results of this study can be used to evaluate different options for managing decay heat in waste streams from spentmore » nuclear fuel.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
969494
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-09-16708
TRN: US1000478
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ACTINIDES; AGING; EVALUATION; FISSILE MATERIALS; GLASS; HEATING; MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR FUELS; PLUTONIUM; REPROCESSING; SPENT FUELS; VENTILATION; WASTE FORMS; WASTES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; HLW heat management; radioactive waste decay heat; repository benefit; repository loading efficiency

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Nick Soelberg, Steve Priebe, Dirk Gombert, and Ted Bauer. Heat Management Strategy Trade Study. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/969494.
Nick Soelberg, Steve Priebe, Dirk Gombert, & Ted Bauer. Heat Management Strategy Trade Study. United States. doi:10.2172/969494.
Nick Soelberg, Steve Priebe, Dirk Gombert, and Ted Bauer. Tue . "Heat Management Strategy Trade Study". United States. doi:10.2172/969494. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/969494.
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