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Title: Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies

Abstract

A single canister process container is described for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies comprising zirconium-based cladding and fuel, which process container comprises a collapsible container, having side walls that are made of a high temperature alloy and an array of collapsible support means wherein the container is capable of withstanding temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding and having sufficient ductility to maintain integrity when collapsed under pressure. The support means is also capable of maintaining its integrity at a temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding. The process container also has means to introduce and remove fluids to and from the container. 10 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7273699
Patent Number(s):
5098645 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-665209
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-082664
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 6 Mar 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SPENT FUEL CASKS; DESIGN; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; SPENT FUELS; REPROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS; ALLOYS; CASKS; CONTAINERS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; REACTOR MATERIALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; STORAGE; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 420204* - Engineering- Shipping Containers; 050800 - Nuclear Fuels- Spent Fuels Reprocessing; 052000 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Management

Citation Formats

Forsberg, C.W. Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Forsberg, C.W. Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies. United States.
Forsberg, C.W. Tue . "Container for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies". United States.
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abstractNote = {A single canister process container is described for reprocessing and permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel assemblies comprising zirconium-based cladding and fuel, which process container comprises a collapsible container, having side walls that are made of a high temperature alloy and an array of collapsible support means wherein the container is capable of withstanding temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding and having sufficient ductility to maintain integrity when collapsed under pressure. The support means is also capable of maintaining its integrity at a temperature necessary to oxidize the zirconium-based cladding. The process container also has means to introduce and remove fluids to and from the container. 10 figs.},
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year = {1992},
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