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Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor (PRTR)

Wendell Jack Bailey

Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor (PRTR)

by Wendell Jack Bailey

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear fuels.,
  • Plutonium.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Wendell Jack Bailey.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination113 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages113
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14298478M

    The U.S. Advanced Fuel Cycle Program and the Atomic Energy Canada Ltd (AECL) seek to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to minimize the overall Pu and minor actinides present in the light water reactor (LWR) nuclear fuel cycles. It is proposed to reuse the Pu from LWR spent fuel both for the energy it contains and to decrease the hazard and proliferation impact resulting from Author: William Carmack, Randy D. Lee, Pavel Medvedev, Mitch Meyer, Michael Todosow, Holly B. Hamilton, Juan. principally plutonium A typical large reactor produces about kilograms of plutonium each year. ** Since this plu-tonium is easily fissioned, it can be used as reactor fuel. "Plu-tonium recycle" is the nuclear industry-AEC proposal to this plutonium produced in LWR's, process it and recycle it as fuel back into LWR's.

    Fast reactor fuel has a higher burn-up and a higher plutonium content than thermal fuel and these differences are important in the design of the plant. The high plutonium content requires measures to avoid accidental criticality; these are provided by geometrically limited equipment or fixed or soluble neutron absorbers introduced as ‘poisons’.Cited by: 1. A method for nondestructive inspection of highly radioactive, irradiated reactor fuel specimens is described. The method is a neutron radiographic technique which employs image detectors of metal screens of silver, dysprosium, and indium.

    Battelle Memorial Institute: Core-temperature excursions following a piping failure in the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor / (Columbus, OH: Battelle Memorial Institute ; Washington, D.C.: Available from the Office of Technical Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, []), also by Robert B. Filbert, Lewis E. Hulbert, Carl A. Alexander, Alexis W.   In part this video shows how plutonium is extracted from nuclear fuel waste. videos Play all All Chemical Elements in Order Inside MIT's Nuclear Reactor - Duration.


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Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor (PRTR) by Wendell Jack Bailey Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor (PRTR) Public DepositedAuthor: Wendell Jack Bailey. Bailey, W. Investigation of Plu10nium-Bearing Fuel Elements for the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor, part I, USAEC Report HW Hanford Atomic Products Operation.

General Electric Co. Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor: By W. Bailey, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. AEC research. Investigation of plutonium-bearing fuel elements for the plutonium recycle test reactor (PRTR).

Irradiation of Plutonium bearing fuel clad with Zircaloy H. Bairiot, P. Deramaix, N. Hoppe, and B. van Outryve d'Ydewalle Belgonucleaire Plutonium Fuel Promotion.

Scope of the Investigation of Plutonium Fuel Behaviour. Outline of the Experience on Zircaloy Fuel. Exemplative Results. Conclusions. Acknowledgements. This video was made in Argonne National Laboratory's Fuel Fabrication Facility during manufacture of Experimental Breeder Reactor - I (EBR-I) MARK-IV fuel elements.

SinceCEA has operated the plutonium fuel fabrication facility of Cadarache, which has supplied fuel for the fast breeder reactors RAPSODIE and PHENIX. This facility has also manufactured the first core of SPX 1, the MWe FBR of Creys-Malville, and.

Plutonium is a chemical element, usually of artificial origin, that is used as a nuclear fuel in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. The symbol of this chemical element is Pu and its atomic number is It is an element that belongs to the series of actinide elements.

Plutonium has 16 isotopes, all of them element is a silver metal and has 5 different crystalline structures.3/5(8). The dry and wet recycling processes have been developed for % recycling of Clean Reject Oxide (CRO) generated during the fabrication of MOX fuel, as CRO contains significant amount of plutonium.

of fabricating injection-cast, aluminum-plutonium alloy fuel rods in support of the Plutonium Recycle Program. Spike enrichment plutonium fuel elements will be used for initial loadings of the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor (PRTR) and the injection-casting process appeared to Author: R.

Koler. NEI's Everett Redmond, Director of Nonproliferation and Fuel Cycle Policy, explains the role of plutonium in a nuclear energy facility. For information on France's La Hague recycling facility that.

This joint design and welding procedure has been accepted for fabrication of plutonium- bearing Zircaloyclad fuel elements for thc Plutonium Recycle Program at Hanford. (auth)}, doi = {}, journal = {}, number =, volume =, place = {United States}, year = {Tue Jun 30 EDT }, month = {Tue Jun 30 EDT } }.

Physics of Plutonium Recycling Volume VI Multiple Pu Recycling in Advanced PWRs applications for permission to reproduce or translate all or part of this book should be made to OECD Publications, 2, rue André-Pascal, Paris Ce France. core configurations of the KRITZ reactor: two with UO2 fuel and one with MOX fuel.

Inapproximately metric tons of plutonium exist throughout the world in the form of used nuclear fuel, nuclear weapons components, various nuclear inventories, legacy materials, and.

The gross reactivity of an Al- Pu fueled test capsule made of high exposure (% Pu/sup /) plutonium was 38% greater than that of a similar capsule incorporating low exposure (% Pu/sup /) plutonium after irradiation to x 10/sup 20/ fissions/cc (92% burnup of original fissionable atoms).

Only six percent of the fuel rods at the plant's Unit 3 were a mixture of plutonium and uranium when first put into operation. The fuel in other reactors is only uranium, but even there. As a result of the long term effort to warn of the hazards of a plutonium economy and an effort to codify irrational fear into the law of the land, it is now necessary to out into the hall at U.S.

nuclear industry gatherings in order to suggest that plutonium is a useful reactor fuel rather than a waste material that must be eliminated.

plutonium is easily fissioned, it can be used as reac-tor fuel. Plutonium recycle is the nuclear industry-AEC proposal to recover the plutonium produced in light water reactors, process it and recycle it as fuel back into these reactors.

Several critical steps are involved in recycling this plutonium. First, the used or spent fuel from the re. H istorically, chemical separation or “reprocessing” technologies have been used to separate the plutonium and uranium in irradiated nuclear fuel from fission products and from other isotopes that have built up as a result of neutron absorption.

Reprocessing is as old as nuclear reactors, because the first reactors were built to produce plutonium for nuclear by:. An element of confusion has recently arisen in public perception of U.S. policy toward the plutonium fuel cycle with the recent announcement that the U.S.

would use excess plutonium from.Radioactive and nonradioactive solutions, similar to those to be found in power-reactor-fuel reprocessing, were analyzed for uranium. The procedure consisted of separation of the uranium from the dissolver solutions diverse ions by means of tri(iso-octyl)amine, acid stripping of the uranium from the organic layer, and quantitative reduction of uranium(VI) by use of a controlled-potential coulometer.THE FIRST NUCLEAR REACTOR, THE PRODUCTION OF PLUTONIUM AND ITS CHEMICAL EXTRACTION by Glenn T.

Seaborg CHAIRMAN, US ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION This Special Number of the Agency Bulletin commemorates the 20th anniversary of the operation of the first nuclear reactor at the Metallurgical Labo­ ratory of the University of Chicago on 2 December