Image icon  Nuclear waste separation techniques: Electrorefining I

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Description: Argonne National Laboratory has developed a revolutionary process that in one step converts spent commercial nuclear fuel, which is a ceramic oxide, into metal. The product can then be treated with Argonne's electrorefining technology to recover the uranium and transuranic elements for recycling into new fuel. This image shows an Argonne chemist Laurel Barnes preparing for a test of the metal-oxide conversion process in a glove box.
Keywords: pyrochemical separation • nuclear fuel • nuclear waste • ceramic oxide • metal • electrorefining • recycling
Categories: Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Properties > Chemical & biological > Chemical
Other topics > Environment
Created by: Argonne National Laboratory
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Date created: 09 August 2002
Date added: 03 February 2011
Resource ID: 3388