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Title: Apparatus for injection casting metallic nuclear energy fuel rods

Abstract

Molds for making metallic nuclear fuel rods are provided which present reduced risks to the environment by reducing radioactive waste. In one embodiment, the mold is consumable with the fuel rod, and in another embodiment, part of the mold can be re-used. Several molds can be arranged together in a cascaded manner, if desired, or several long cavities can be integrated in a monolithic multiple cavity re-usable mold.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Firth, ID)
  3. (Butte, MT)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
867962
Patent Number(s):
5044911
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; injection; casting; metallic; nuclear; energy; fuel; rods; molds; provided; reduced; risks; environment; reducing; radioactive; waste; embodiment; mold; consumable; rod; re-used; arranged; cascaded; manner; desired; cavities; integrated; monolithic; multiple; cavity; re-usable; fuel rods; nuclear fuel; radioactive waste; fuel rod; nuclear energy; metallic nuclear; multiple cavity; casting metal; energy fuel; /425/164/249/264/376/

Citation Formats

Seidel, Bobby R., Tracy, Donald B., and Griffiths, Vernon. Apparatus for injection casting metallic nuclear energy fuel rods. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Seidel, Bobby R., Tracy, Donald B., & Griffiths, Vernon. Apparatus for injection casting metallic nuclear energy fuel rods. United States.
Seidel, Bobby R., Tracy, Donald B., and Griffiths, Vernon. Tue . "Apparatus for injection casting metallic nuclear energy fuel rods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867962.
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author = {Seidel, Bobby R. and Tracy, Donald B. and Griffiths, Vernon},
abstractNote = {Molds for making metallic nuclear fuel rods are provided which present reduced risks to the environment by reducing radioactive waste. In one embodiment, the mold is consumable with the fuel rod, and in another embodiment, part of the mold can be re-used. Several molds can be arranged together in a cascaded manner, if desired, or several long cavities can be integrated in a monolithic multiple cavity re-usable mold.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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