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Title: Spent graphite fuel element processing

The Department of Energy currently sponsors two programs to demonstrate the processing of spent graphite fuel elements. General Atomic in San Diego operates a cold pilot plant to demonstrate the processing of both US and German high-temperature reactor fuel. Exxon Nuclear Idaho Company is demonstrating the processing of spent graphite fuel elements from Rover reactors operated for the Nuclear Rocket Propulsion Program. This work is done at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, where a hot facility is being constructed to complete processing of the Rover fuel. This paper focuses on the graphite combustion process common to both programs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6279972
Report Number(s):
GA-A-16405; CONF-810941-2
ON: DE81029746; TRN: 81-015867
DOE Contract Number:
AT03-76SF71053
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ANS technical base for nuclear fuel cycle policy, Newport, RI, USA, 20 Sep 1981
Research Org:
General Atomic Co., San Diego, CA (USA); Exxon Nuclear Idaho Co., Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; HTGR TYPE REACTORS; FUEL CYCLE; ROVER REACTORS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; REPROCESSING; EXPERIMENTAL REACTORS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; GRAPHITE MODERATED REACTORS; MOBILE REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; PROPULSION REACTORS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACE PROPULSION REACTORS NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems 050800* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Spent Fuels Reprocessing; 210300 -- Power Reactors, Nonbreeding, Graphite Moderated