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Abstract

AFTER RECALLING THE PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES AND THE TECHNIQUES OF CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT, THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES OF THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES CONCERNED AND COMPARES THIS TECHNOLOGY WITH OTHER ENRICHMENT TECHNOLOGIES LIKE GASEOUS DIFFUSION, LASER, AERODYNAMIC DEVICES AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES. THE CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT PROCESS IS SAID TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE WITH ADVANTAGE THE EXISTING ENRICHMENT FACILITIES IN THE SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM. FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE PROCESS ARE ALSO DESCRIBED, LIKE RECYCLED URANIUM ENRICHMENT AND ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEEDS TO ACHIEVE THE ECONOMIC PROSPECTS ARE ALSO INDICATED. FINALLY THE REPORT TAKES NOTE OF THE POSITIVE ASPECT OF CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT AS FAR AS SAFEGUARDS AND NUCLEAR SAFETY ARE CONCERNED.

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Authors: HERIOT I D URENCO LIMITED MARLOW (UK), URENCO LIMITED MARLOW (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11486 EN (1988) FS, PP 141, ECU 12.50, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126216000 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en