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Abstract

Pyrolysis rate data are presented which will enable larger pyrolyzer furnaces to be made for processing solid plutonium contaminated materials at throughputs of up to 20 kg/h using either 1 or 2.5 kg packages as feed. The influence of liquids, such as water, kerosene or oil, on the pyrolysis process has also been assessed. The products of pyrolysis for a range of individual materials and their mixtures have been defined. The oxidation rates for both static and stirred beds of char have been obtained. The implications of both the pyrolysis and char oxidation processes for plant design are discussed. This work has been commissioned by the Department of the Environment as part of its radioactive waste management programme. The results will be used in the formulation of government policy, but at this stage they do not necessarily represent that policy.

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Authors: FORD L H, UKAEA, SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES, SALWICK, PRESTON (UK);JENKINS M J UKAEA, SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES, SALWICK, PRESTON (UK), UKAEA, SPRINGFIELDS NUCLEAR POWER DEVELOPMENT LABORATORIES, SALWICK, PRESTON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9219 EN (1984) FS, 55 P., BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123021300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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