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Title: PROCESS OF DISSOLVING FUEL ELEMENTS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Abstract

A process is described for dissolving stainless-steelor zirconium-clad uranium dioxide fuel elements by immersing the elements in molten lead chloride, adding copper, cuprous chloride, or cupric chloride as a catalyst and passing chlorine through the salt mixture. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4637372
Patent Number(s):
3102849
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-17-035951
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CATALYSIS; CHLORINE; COPPER; COPPER CHLORIDES; FUEL CANS; FUSED SALTS; GAS FLOW; LEAD CHLORIDES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; STAINLESS STEELS; URANIUM DIOXIDE; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Wall, E M.V., Bauer, D T, and Hahn, H T. PROCESS OF DISSOLVING FUEL ELEMENTS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web.
Wall, E M.V., Bauer, D T, & Hahn, H T. PROCESS OF DISSOLVING FUEL ELEMENTS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS. United States.
Wall, E M.V., Bauer, D T, and Hahn, H T. Sun . "PROCESS OF DISSOLVING FUEL ELEMENTS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS". United States.
@article{osti_4637372,
title = {PROCESS OF DISSOLVING FUEL ELEMENTS OF NUCLEAR REACTORS},
author = {Wall, E M.V. and Bauer, D T and Hahn, H T},
abstractNote = {A process is described for dissolving stainless-steelor zirconium-clad uranium dioxide fuel elements by immersing the elements in molten lead chloride, adding copper, cuprous chloride, or cupric chloride as a catalyst and passing chlorine through the salt mixture. (AEC)},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {9}
}