Modelling of Nitric and Nitrous Acid Chemistry for Solvent Extraction Purposes

@inproceedings{McKenzie2016ModellingON,
  title={Modelling of Nitric and Nitrous Acid Chemistry for Solvent Extraction Purposes},
  author={Hugh McKenzie and J. MacDonald-Taylor and Fiona Helen McLachlan and Robin A. Orr and David Woodhead},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Nitric acid plays an integral role in the reprocessing of irradiated fuel. It is well known that nitric acid degrades; its often yellow hue signifies the presence of decomposition products. The decomposition of nitric acid is accelerated by temperature and radiolysis; therefore it is an important consideration in the reprocessing of nuclear fuels. Thermal and radiolytic reactions of nitric acid result in the formation of redox active nitrogen species, of which nitrous acid is of… CONTINUE READING

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