Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


This report summarises the results obtained for feasibility studies carried out on radioactive zircaloy hulls by high temperature cold crucible melting. Four ingots weighing an average of two kilograms each were produced. After each melt, the distribution of the initial hull activity was determined in the ingot, the flux and the off-gas treatment system to assess the decontamination effectiveness. Two ingots were characterised primarily to evaluate their structural homogeneity, internal activity distribution and leaching resistance.

Additional information

Authors: BERTHIER P, CEA, Bagnols-sur-Cèze (FR);RUTY J P, CEA, Bagnols-sur-Cèze (FR);LADIRAT C, CEA, Bagnols-sur-Cèze (FR);PICCINATO R, CEA, Bagnols-sur-Cèze (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15686 EN (1994) 97 pp., FS, ECU 11.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8520-9
Record Number: 199410686 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en
Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top