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Title: Agitation apparatus. [Patent application]

Abstract

Agitation apparatus includes a tank with a cylindrical upper portion, a frustoconical intermediate portion, and a cylindrical lower portion, a lift tube extending from the upper portion of the tank to a point near an end cap attached to the lower portion of the tank, the lift tube being concentric with the lower portion of the tank to provide a flow passage there between, and a plurality of air supply conduits extending along the lift tube and spaced apart around its perimeter, these air supply conduits terminating adjacent the lower end of the lift tube. Air discharged from the lower ends of the air supply conduits causes liquid in the tank to flow upwardly through the lift tube and out of apertures in the upper portion thereof. Due to the unique properties of nuclear fuel dissolver solutions and the constraint placed on the amount of air that can be injected therein by conventional apparatus, there has been a need for a more effective means for agitating liquid in nuclear fuel digester tanks.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6509417
Application Number:
ON: DE83006863
Assignee:
ERA-08-017338; EDB-83-048363
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; MULLERS; DESIGN; SPENT FUELS; DISSOLUTION; REPROCESSING; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FUELS; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR MATERIALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 050800* - Nuclear Fuels- Spent Fuels Reprocessing

Citation Formats

Beets, A.L., and Lewis, B.E. Jr. Agitation apparatus. [Patent application]. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Beets, A.L., & Lewis, B.E. Jr. Agitation apparatus. [Patent application]. United States.
Beets, A.L., and Lewis, B.E. Jr. Fri . "Agitation apparatus. [Patent application]". United States.
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title = {Agitation apparatus. [Patent application]},
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abstractNote = {Agitation apparatus includes a tank with a cylindrical upper portion, a frustoconical intermediate portion, and a cylindrical lower portion, a lift tube extending from the upper portion of the tank to a point near an end cap attached to the lower portion of the tank, the lift tube being concentric with the lower portion of the tank to provide a flow passage there between, and a plurality of air supply conduits extending along the lift tube and spaced apart around its perimeter, these air supply conduits terminating adjacent the lower end of the lift tube. Air discharged from the lower ends of the air supply conduits causes liquid in the tank to flow upwardly through the lift tube and out of apertures in the upper portion thereof. Due to the unique properties of nuclear fuel dissolver solutions and the constraint placed on the amount of air that can be injected therein by conventional apparatus, there has been a need for a more effective means for agitating liquid in nuclear fuel digester tanks.},
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year = {1982},
month = {3}
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