Research on Advanced Aqueous Reprocessing of Spent Nuclear Fuel: Literature Study

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Abstract

The goal of the partitioning and transmutation (P&T) strategy is to reduce the radiotoxicity of spent nuclear fuel to the level of natural uranium in a short period of time (about 1000 years) and thus the required containment period of radioactive material in a repository. Furthermore, it aims to reduce the volume of -waste requiring deep geological disposal and hence the associated space requirements and costs. Several aqueous as well as pyrochemical separation processes have been developed for the partitioning of the long-lived radionuclides from the remaining of the spent fuel. This report aims to describe and compare advanced aqueous reprocessing methods.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherBelgian Nuclear Research Center
Number of pages87
Edition0
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie
No.BLG-1030

Keywords

  • reprocessing, partitioning, P&T, spent fuel, transmutation

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