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AKUT-II: an experimental plant for purifying the HTR loop of combustion waste gas

Abstract

A plant for the separation of aerosols, krypton and tritium (AKUT) used for purifying the head end of the reprocessing of thorium-containing fuel elements from combustion waste gases is described. Data are to be collected to enable a process engineer to plan and construct a large-scale plant, and the correctness and practicability of the concept adopted is to be proved in conjunction with the JUPITER plant. It is true that the tests on the AKUT I plant confirmed that the flow scheme was basically correct, but the actual experimental operation was considerably limited by a fixed and rigid coupling to the combustion furnace. Some operational conditions were encountered which did not meet the design values. Part of the plant (krypton separation) is being tested in the USA. The German concept was taken over in the early stages of tests and adapted to existing apparatuses, the result inevitably being different experimental conditions. The AKUT II plant can now be used for consideration of the economic and safety conditions, and comparisons can be made.
Publication Date:
Feb 15, 1976
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
GERHTR-153; KFA-ICT-IB-402/76
Reference Number:
ERA-02-039312; EDB-77-092374
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Translation of German report KFA-ICT-IB--402/76; United States - German High Temperature Research Exchange Program
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FUEL REPROCESSING PLANTS; OFF-GAS SYSTEMS; KRYPTON; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; DESIGN; GASEOUS WASTES; TRITIUM; COMBUSTION; DECONTAMINATION; FUEL ELEMENTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; REMOVAL; REPROCESSING; THORIUM; ACTINIDES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLEANING; ELEMENTS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; HYDROGEN ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; MANAGEMENT; METALS; NONMETALS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; OXIDATION; PROCESSING; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE GASES; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 050800* - Nuclear Fuels- Spent Fuels Reprocessing; 052001 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing
OSTI ID:
8185622
Research Organizations:
Kernforschungsanlage Juelich G.m.b.H. (Germany). Inst. fuer Chemische Technologie
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
62 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 21, 2017

Citation Formats

Beaujean, H., and Vygen, H. AKUT-II: an experimental plant for purifying the HTR loop of combustion waste gas. Germany: N. p., 1976. Web.
Beaujean, H., & Vygen, H. AKUT-II: an experimental plant for purifying the HTR loop of combustion waste gas. Germany.
Beaujean, H., and Vygen, H. 1976. "AKUT-II: an experimental plant for purifying the HTR loop of combustion waste gas." Germany.
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title = {AKUT-II: an experimental plant for purifying the HTR loop of combustion waste gas}
author = {Beaujean, H., and Vygen, H.}
abstractNote = {A plant for the separation of aerosols, krypton and tritium (AKUT) used for purifying the head end of the reprocessing of thorium-containing fuel elements from combustion waste gases is described. Data are to be collected to enable a process engineer to plan and construct a large-scale plant, and the correctness and practicability of the concept adopted is to be proved in conjunction with the JUPITER plant. It is true that the tests on the AKUT I plant confirmed that the flow scheme was basically correct, but the actual experimental operation was considerably limited by a fixed and rigid coupling to the combustion furnace. Some operational conditions were encountered which did not meet the design values. Part of the plant (krypton separation) is being tested in the USA. The German concept was taken over in the early stages of tests and adapted to existing apparatuses, the result inevitably being different experimental conditions. The AKUT II plant can now be used for consideration of the economic and safety conditions, and comparisons can be made.}
place = {Germany}
year = {1976}
month = {Feb}
}