The experiences gained from operating the Holston Ordnance Works for the federal government made the Tennessee Eastman Company an attractive contractor for the nearby Y-12 gaseous diffusion
plant at the Manhattan Project's Oak Ridge site.
BWXT is is a joint ventures serving EM at the Savannah River Site, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion
Plant, the West Valley Demonstration Project, the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion
Plant and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
The since-demolished gaseous-diffusion plant K-25 was the world's largest building under one roof at the time, with a total area of 44 acres; gaseous diffusion
was one method of separating uranium-235 from uranium-238 (the latter of which could fuel power plants but not bombs).
"We are optimistic that the results from our environmental science research will help accelerate the clean-up of several Superfund sites in Kentucky, such as the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion
Plant," said Lindell Ormsbee, associate director of the Superfund Research Center.
enrichment facility, a gaseous diffusion
plant near in Paducah, Ky., was closed in 2013.
The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion
Plant employs approximately 1,100 workers, including 580 members of USW Local 550.
Marrero, "Gaseous diffusion
coefficients," Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, vol.
Ahmadi Roshan's expertise was in making polymeric membranes for gaseous diffusion
, part of the process needed for the enrichment of uranium.
On the uppermost, ochre, part of "Nebula I," you may notice blotches of lighter shades, emphasizing an impression of gaseous diffusion
-- a feature which is also common to scientific representations of some types of nebulae.
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Eventually, the Y-12 calutrons would be fed with uranium enriched to 7% [.sup.235]U that had been produced by the liquid and gaseous diffusion
plants also located at Oak Ridge; Y-12 enriched this feed to 90% [.sup.235]U for use in the Little Boy bomb.