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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).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Wheaton, IL
  2. Downers Grove, IL
  3. Orland Park, IL
  4. Glen Ellyn, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866882
Patent Number(s):
4814046
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
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
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; separate; transuranic; elements; nuclear; waste; removing; chloride; electrolytic; salt; containing; addition; rare; earth; fission; product; disposed; easily; valuable; recovered; reuse; contacted; cadmium-uranium; alloy; selectively; extracts; generated; reprocessing; fuel; associated; integral; fast; reactor; ifr; salt containing; transuranic element; waste chloride; electrolytic salt; uranium alloy; fission product; nuclear fuel; rare earth; nuclear waste; transuranic elements; fast reactor; selectively extracts; selectively extract; /205/75/376/420/423/976/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Terry R, Ackerman, John P, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, and Fischer, Donald F. Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Johnson, Terry R, Ackerman, John P, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, & Fischer, Donald F. Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste. United States.
Johnson, Terry R, Ackerman, John P, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, and Fischer, Donald F. Sun . "Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866882.
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title = {Process to separate transuranic elements from nuclear waste},
author = {Johnson, Terry R and Ackerman, John P and Tomczuk, Zygmunt and Fischer, Donald 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).},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
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