Simulation of uranium and plutonium oxides compounds obtained in plasma

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to carry out thermodynamic simulation of mixed plutonium and uranium oxides compounds obtained after plasma treatment of plutonium and uranium nitrates and to determine optimal water-salt-organic mixture composition as well as conditions for their plasma treatment (temperature, air mass fraction). Authors conclude that it needs to complete the treatment of nitric solutions in form of water-salt-organic mixtures to guarantee energy saving obtainment of oxide compounds for mixed-oxide fuel and explain the choice of chemical composition of water-salt-organic mixture. It has been confirmed that temperature of 1200 °C is optimal to practice the process. Authors have demonstrated that condensed products after plasma treatment of water-salt-organic mixture contains targeted products (uranium and plutonium oxides) and gaseous products are environmental friendly. In conclusion basic operational modes for practicing the process are showed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIV International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students - Isotopes
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2017
EditorsLiudmyla Rieznichenko, Li Hongda, Anna Godymchuk
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1938
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2018
Event4th International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students - Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2017 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 30 Oct 20173 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference4th International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students - Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2017
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period30.10.173.11.17

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Novoselov, I. Y., Karengin, A. G., & Babaev, R. G. (2018). Simulation of uranium and plutonium oxides compounds obtained in plasma. In L. Rieznichenko, L. Hongda, & A. Godymchuk (Eds.), IV International Conference for Young Scientists, Post-Graduate Students and Students - Isotopes: Technologies, Materials and Application, ITMA 2017 (Vol. 1938). [020016] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027223