Cellular automata application for simulation of uranium crystallization process

Anton O. Ochoa Bique, Dmitry A. Serikov, Alexey G. Goryunov, Flavio Manenti

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The paper addresses the dynamic modelling of the UNH crystal growth by means of cellular automata(CA) method for nuclear fuel reprocessing as the alternative to traditionally used extraction method. Model-based CA approach is considered to predict dependence of product's properties on input changes: uranium and nitric acid concentration, solution temperature. CA approach is preferable for crystallization process to get a high purity of reprocessed materials. C++ application is developed as a result of the research. The application allows monitoring of dynamics changes of solution temperature, uranium concentration and shape of crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
EditorsPetar Sabev Varbanov, Jun-Yow Yong, Jiri Jaromir Klemes, Peng-Yen Liew, Hon Loong Lam
PublisherAIDIC-Italian Association of Chemical Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608426
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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