fuel reprocessing

fuel reprocessing

[′fyül rē′präs‚es·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
The processing of nuclear reactor fuel to recover the unused fissionable material.
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TOKYO, Safar 04, 1437, November 16, 2015, SPA -- The operator of Japan's fuel reprocessing plant says it has decided to postpone its opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators' lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades, AP reported.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Stainless steel and Carbon steel pipes with associated pipe fittings and valves followed by fabrication and installation of piping systems for chilled water, steam, Process cooling water and Low level waste as per the Tender specification at Demonstration Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP), IGCAR.
expects to reprocess about 80 tons of spent fuel in fiscal 2013 by starting up its fuel reprocessing plant in Rokkasho village in Aomori Prefecture.
According to the paper, under the current plan, fuel reprocessing would produce vitrified high-level radioactive waste, which is to be placed in a final disposal site over 300 meters underground after being stored for about 30 to 50 years for cooling.
The discovery could be applied to nuclear fuel reprocessing or to clean up nuclear reactor accidents.
Advanced separation techniques for nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment.
Loss of power was reported at a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility in Rokkasho.
Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in spent fuel reprocessing technology that could potentially solve the large nation's uranium supply problem, the station claimed.
Their topics include designing and fabricating stainless steel components for the long life of spent fuel reprocessing plants, applying light energy beams in stainless steel fabrication, micro-deformation behavior and damage mechanisms in super duplex stainless steels, developments in high chromium steels for advanced power plants, the non-destructive evaluation of steels using magnetic methods, the corrosion of stainless steel in shallow and deep sea environments, current issues and control strategies to combat corrosion degradation for austenitic stainless steels in applications using nitric acid, and advances in wear behavior of stainless steel modified by ion implantation.
West Cumbria is the country's most intensive location for advanced nuclear engineering, fuel reprocessing and decommissioning.
In addition, in the process industry, the company received a contract to build an additional model for its nuclear fuel reprocessing simulator in South Carolina.