ALPHA WASTE MINIMIZATION BY SEPARATION PROCESSES - LIMITATIONS AND SOLUTIONS
Radioactive waste generating processes, management practices and the final disposal route are increasingly being drawn together to formulate effective and consistent waste management strategies. In the context of long-term risk, Pu, Np and their precursors represent the critical radionuclides for which the activity levels in the final conditioned waste product have to be reduced to very low levels of the order of 10-100 nCi per gram. Achieving such target values with the processes in operation today is simply not feasible for a variety of reasons. A process is therefore proposed to meet these objectives which is independent of Purex yet complementary to it. The process itself, separates and at the same time, reionizes for example the polymeric Pu permitting the degree of separation to be achieved and the long-term management objectives to be realized.
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPEAN APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS - NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION, VOL. 6 (1985), NO. 4, PP. 949-968, (EUR 9725 EN).
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Record Number: 1989124008100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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