• Materials Science
  • Published 1990

Simulation of uranium aluminide dissolution in a continuous aluminum dissolver system

@inproceedings{Evans1990SimulationOU,
  title={Simulation of uranium aluminide dissolution in a continuous aluminum dissolver system},
  author={David R. H. Evans and Richard F. Farman and J. D. Christian},
  year={1990}
}
This mission of the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP) is to recover highly-enriched uranium from spent nuclear reactor fuel. One fuel type is dissolved in mercury-catalyzed nitric acid, and the uranium is extracted from the resulting dissolver product by an organic solvent. This fuel is composed of an aluminum-alloy-clad matrix of particulate uranium aluminide, which dissolves more slowly than the cladding. Because of the content of fissile {sup 235}U, suspended uranium aluminide or… CONTINUE READING