Recent advances in reprocessing of irradiated fuel

nuclear engineering-part 20 by American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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Statemented.[by]W.A.Rodgers and D.E. Ferguson.
SeriesChemical engineering progress symposium series -- No.94
ContributionsFerguson, D E., Rodgers, W A.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages7
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The objective of this entry is to give a basic overview of the technology elements behind nuclear fuel reprocessing. It should serve as a starting point for more detailed study with the aid of the “Bibliography” section to obtain more technical details on this subject. PUREX (plutonium uranium redox extraction) is a chemical method used to purify fuel for nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons.

PUREX is the de facto standard aqueous nuclear reprocessing method for the recovery of uranium and plutonium from used nuclear fuel (spent nuclear fuel, or irradiated nuclear fuel). It is based on liquid–liquid extraction ion-exchange. The evolution of the reprocessing of irradiated fuel and the recovery of plutonium from it is traced out, starting by following the Manhatten project up to the present time.

Recent Advances in. Reprocessing and Recycling of Spent Nuclear Fuel presents an authoritative overview of spent fuel reprocessing, considering future prospects for advanced closed fuel cycles. reprocessed uranium that can be extracted by treating irradiated fuel become equally important for recycling recovered fuel.

In response to the growing interest in these topics, the IAEA convened a Technical Committee Meeting on "Advances in Uranium Refining and Conversion" at its Headquarters from April 7 to 10, with theFile Size: 5MB. The process operates at subatmospheric pressure and is compatible with plants for reprocessing irradiated nuclear fuel that range in size up to metric tons of heavy metal per year.

Process capacity is determined by the size, operating power, and number of individual krypton-trapping storage devices (KTSDs) that can be operated. review recent advances in spent fuel technology. exchange information on state-of-the art techniques and prospects of spent fuel storage.

review and discuss the worldwide situation and the major factors influencing the national policies in this field. exchange operating experience on wet and dry storage facilities. Description: The book outlines recent advances in nuclear wasteform materials including glasses, ceramics and cements and spent nuclear fuel.

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Recent advances in reprocessing of irradiated fuel. W.A. Rodger and D.E. Ferguson, editors ; T.J. Barendregt [et al.] American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Advances in code validation for mixed-oxide fuel use in light-water reactors we investigated recent BWR configurations in the BWR-NBN program, which was very similar to VIP-BWR, but for 9x9 BWR configuration.

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A Python script SaltProc has been developed to simulate MSR online reprocessing by modeling the changing isotopic composition of an irradiated fuel salt using Monte Carlo code SERPENT 2 for neutron transport and depletion calculations. This presentation introduces SaltProc code and first simulation results for Molten Salt Breeder Reactor (MSBR).

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