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Title: Universal fuel basket for use with an improved oxide reduction vessel and electrorefiner vessel

Abstract

A basket, for use in the reduction of UO.sub.2 to uranium metal and in the electrorefining of uranium metal, having a continuous annulus between inner and outer perforated cylindrical walls, with a screen adjacent to each wall. A substantially solid bottom and top plate enclose the continuous annulus defining a fuel bed. A plurality of scrapers are mounted adjacent to the outer wall extending longitudinally thereof, and there is a mechanism enabling the basket to be transported remotely.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
874316
Patent Number(s):
6365019
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
universal; fuel; basket; improved; oxide; reduction; vessel; electrorefiner; uosub2; uranium; metal; electrorefining; continuous; annulus; inner; outer; perforated; cylindrical; walls; screen; adjacent; wall; substantially; solid; bottom; top; plate; enclose; defining; bed; plurality; scrapers; mounted; extending; longitudinally; mechanism; enabling; transported; remotely; top plate; /204/205/

Citation Formats

Herrmann, Steven D., and Mariani, Robert D. Universal fuel basket for use with an improved oxide reduction vessel and electrorefiner vessel. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Herrmann, Steven D., & Mariani, Robert D. Universal fuel basket for use with an improved oxide reduction vessel and electrorefiner vessel. United States.
Herrmann, Steven D., and Mariani, Robert D. Tue . "Universal fuel basket for use with an improved oxide reduction vessel and electrorefiner vessel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874316.
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title = {Universal fuel basket for use with an improved oxide reduction vessel and electrorefiner vessel},
author = {Herrmann, Steven D. and Mariani, Robert D.},
abstractNote = {A basket, for use in the reduction of UO.sub.2 to uranium metal and in the electrorefining of uranium metal, having a continuous annulus between inner and outer perforated cylindrical walls, with a screen adjacent to each wall. A substantially solid bottom and top plate enclose the continuous annulus defining a fuel bed. A plurality of scrapers are mounted adjacent to the outer wall extending longitudinally thereof, and there is a mechanism enabling the basket to be transported remotely.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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