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Title: Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste

Abstract

A process for removing transuranic elements from a waste chloride electrolytic salt containing transuranic elements in addition to rare earth and other fission product elements so the salt waste may be disposed of more easily and the valuable transuranic elements may be recovered for reuse. The salt is contacted with a cadmium-uranium alloy which selectively extracts the transuranic elements from the salt. The waste salt is generated during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel associated with the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR). 2 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6311470
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7217916
Application Number:
ON: DE89011801
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; ERA-14-028078; EDB-89-076419
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
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Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; DESIGN; FISSION PRODUCTS; INVENTIONS; REMOVAL; SPENT FUELS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; ISOTOPES; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REACTOR MATERIALS; RECOVERY; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Johnson, T.R., Ackerman, J.P., Tomczuk, Z., and Fischer, D.F. Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Johnson, T.R., Ackerman, J.P., Tomczuk, Z., & Fischer, D.F. Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste. United States.
Johnson, T.R., Ackerman, J.P., Tomczuk, Z., and Fischer, D.F. Tue . "Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste". United States.
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title = {Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste},
author = {Johnson, T.R. and Ackerman, J.P. and Tomczuk, Z. and Fischer, D.F.},
abstractNote = {A process for removing transuranic elements from a waste chloride electrolytic salt containing transuranic elements in addition to rare earth and other fission product elements so the salt waste may be disposed of more easily and the valuable transuranic elements may be recovered for reuse. The salt is contacted with a cadmium-uranium alloy which selectively extracts the transuranic elements from the salt. The waste salt is generated during the reprocessing of nuclear fuel associated with the Integral Fast Reactor (IFR). 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {7}
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