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The Weak Acid Resin Process: A Dustless Conversion Route for the Synthesis of Americium Bearing-blanket Precursors

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Abstract

Mixed uranium-americium oxides are one of the materials envisaged for Americium Bearing Blankets dedicated to transmutation in fast neutron reactors. Conversion and fabrication processes are currently developed to make those materials in the form of dense and homogeneous oxide ceramic pellets or dense granulates incorporating uranium and americium. Their development points out the need of a simplified and optimized process which could lower hazards linked to dust generation of highly contaminating and irradiating compounds and facilitate material transfer in remote handling operations. This reason motivated the development of innovative “dustless” route such as the Weak Acid Resin route (WAR) which provides the oxide precursors in the form of sub-millimeter-sized microspheres with optimal flowability and limits dust generation during conversion and fabrication steps. This study is thus devoted to the synthesis of mixed uranium-americium oxide microspheres by the WAR process and to the characterization of such precursors. This work also deals with their application to the fabrication of dense or porous pellets and with their potential use as dense spherules to make Sphere-Pac fuel.

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cea-02388876 , version 1 (02-12-2019)

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S. Picart, A. Gauthé, P. Parant, M. Caisso, E. Remy, et al.. The Weak Acid Resin Process: A Dustless Conversion Route for the Synthesis of Americium Bearing-blanket Precursors. Procedia Chemistry, 2016, 21, pp.271-278. ⟨10.1016/j.proche.2016.10.038⟩. ⟨cea-02388876⟩
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