Development of solvent extraction processes for the H.T.G.C.R. fuel cycle, Part 1 - design of a flow-sheet for the recovery of actinides.
Australian Atomic Energy Commission
A preliminary flowsheet for the recovery and decontamination of residual actinides in spent H.T.G.C.R. fuel has been designed. A calculation method for the multicomponent liquid—liquid extraction system H20 - UO2(NO3)2 - Th(NO3)4 - Be(N03)2 - HNO3 - TPP - Kerosene using the limited equilibrium data available is described. The flowsheet which has been designed incorporates a novel "split contactor" concept which is necessary to prevent third phase problems.
Flowsheets, Actinides, Spent fuels, Switches
Baillie, M. G., & Ryan, R. K. (1965). Development of solvent extraction processes for the H.T.G.C.R. fuel cycle, part 1 - design of a flow-sheet for the recovery of actinides (AAEC/E139). Lucas Heights, N.S.W.: Research Establishment, Australian Atomic Energy Commission.