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, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 25–32 | Cite as

A Survey of headend processes for nuclear fuel reprocessing

  • Cyril M. Slansky
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Abstract

The latest developments in the chemical reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels are reviewed with particular accent on operating plants. Trends in the development of multi-purpose headends for a range of enrichments, geometries, and alloy components are given. The general design features of small- and large-scale plants are compared, and their significance to commercial application is reviewed. Progress in nonaqueous and pyrometallurgical reprocessing methods is reported. Research and development are reported for headend processes for new fuel compositions and fuel claddings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cyril M. Slansky
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and development dept., Atomic Energy div.Phillips Petroleum Co.Idaho FallsUSA

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