Materials compatibility for [sup 238]Pu-HNO[sub 3]/HF solution containment: [sup 238]Pu aqueous processing

Reimus, M. A.; Pansoy-Hjelvik, M. E.; Silver, G.; Brock, J.; Nixon, J.; Ramsey, K. B.; Moniz, P.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p234
Academic Journal
The Power Source Technologies Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is building a [sup 238]Pu Aqueous Scrap Recovery Line at the Plutonium Facility. The process line incorporates several unit operations including dissolution, filtration, ion exchange, and precipitation. During 1997–1999, studies were carried out to determine the chemistry used in the full-scale process. Other studies focussed on the engineering design of the operation. Part of the engineering design was to determine, in compatibility studies, the materials for reaction and storage vessels which will contain corrosive [sup 238]Pu-HNO[sub 3]/HF solutions. The full-scale line is to be operational by the end of year 2000. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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