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Application of Modified Direct Denitration to Support the ORNL Coupled-End-to-End Demonstration in Production of Mixed Oxides...

by Elisabeth A Walker, Raymond J Vedder, Leslie K Felker, Steven Marschman
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Publication Date
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Conference Name
ANS Global 2007
Conference Location
Boise, Tennessee, United States of America
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The current and future development of the Modified Direct Denitration (MDD)process is in support of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Coupled End-to-End (CETE) research, development, and demonstration (R&D) of proposed advanced fuel reprocessing and fuel fabrication processes. This work will involve the co-conversion of the U/Pu/Np product streams from the UREX+3 separation flow sheet utilizing the existing MDD glove-box setup and the in-cell co-conversion of the U/Pu/Np/Am/Cm product streams from the UREX+1a flow sheet. Characterization equipment is being procured and installed. Oxide powder studies are being done on calcination/reduction variables, as well as pressing and sintering of pellets to permit metallographic examinations.