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Advanced uranium enrichment technologies hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, September 22, 1979. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Production.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Uranium enrichment.,
  • Uranium industry -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .S3936 1979d
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4236718M
LC Control Number80601135

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Commercial, industrial-scale enrichment facilities operating in the world today are detailed, together with a brief overview of historic processes and potential future technologies. Demand for uranium enrichment services is discussed compared to supply and key factors that influence the balance are reviewed. Develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced technologies for recycling spent nuclear fuel that do not separate plutonium, with the goal over time of ceasing separation of plutonium and eventually eliminating excess stocks of civilian plutonium and drawing down existing stocks of civilian spent fuel. Such advanced fuel cycle technologies would. Advanced CANDU Reactor (ACR), which also requires enriched uranium; so the use of natural uranium fuel in power reactors could be expected to decline as new reactors replace older ones. Canada is at present the world’s largest producer of uranium. Canada does not have uranium enrichmentCited by: 1. Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Safety and Security. Non-power Nuclear Applications. Current and Future Generation. Energy and the Environment. Economic Aspects. Facts and Figures. World Nuclear Power Reactors and Uranium Requirements Nuclear Generation by Country Uranium Production Figures Heat Values of Various Fuels Reactor Database Reactor Database.

Global uranium enrichment market is expected to witness growth in vague of application of enriched uranium in electricity generation to meet the growing demand in manufacturing and household industries of emerging economies of India and China. Enriched uranium is a type of uranium in which the percent composition of uranium (written U) has been increased through the process of isotope lly occurring uranium is composed of three major isotopes: uranium ( U with –% natural abundance), uranium ( U, –%), and uranium ( U, –%). The Panel reviewed Advanced Isotope Separation (AIS) technology and Advanced Gas Centrifuge (AGC) programs in the context of potential needs and costs for uranium enrichment. The benefit of a successful AIS or AGC program would be a substantial reduction in enrichment costs below those of current centrifuge plants or below the power cost alone. The narratives describing the various technologies are based upon the oral and written record submitted to the Committee. These summaries represent a conscientious effort to accurately depict the nature, attributes, and distinguishing features of each technology. The Committee does not represent this Chapter as a comprehensive treatment of each advanced nuclear reactor technology or as an.

A brief history of more recent uranium enrichment technologies – part 2 (As published in The Oak Ridger’s Historically Speaking column the week of Febru ) 1 Bob Eby continues his excellent documentation of more recent uranium enrichment technologies. [This is part of a series on Advanced Uranium Isotope Separation processes. Introduction What is uranium enrichment? Naturally occurring uranium comprises about % of the isotope U ( neutrons, 92 protons) and % of the isotope U ( neutrons, 92 protons).. U is mildly radioactive, undergoing alpha decay to Th, but it is not fissile, that is, it cannot be used on its own to sustain a nuclear chain reaction. Centrus Energy is a trusted supplier of nuclear fuel and services for the nuclear power industry. With world-class technical and engineering capabilities, Centrus is advancing the next generation. @article{osti_, title = {Uranium enrichment by chemical exchange process ACEP process}, author = {Seko, M and Miyake, T and Takeda, K}, abstractNote = {A chemical exchange process that has been thought to be an unrealistic process for uranium enrichment is being reevaluated because of the great improvement recently reported in Japan and France.