Dissolution behavior of SrO into molten LiCl for heat reduction in used nuclear fuel

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This study reports on the dissolution behavior of SrO in LiCl at varying SrO concentrations from low concentrations to excess. The amount of SrO dissolved in the molten salt and the species present upon cooling were determined. The thermal behavior of LiCl containing various concentrations of SrO was investigated. The experimental results were compared with results from the simulated results using the HSC Chemistry software package. Although the reaction of SrO with LiCl in the standard state at 650 degrees C has a slightly positive Gibbs free energy, SrO was found to be highly soluble in LiCl. Experimentally determined SrO concentrations were found to be considerably higher than those present in used nuclear fuel (<2 g/kg). As Sr-90 is one of the most important heat-generating nuclides in used nuclear fuel, this finding will be impactful in the development of fast, simple, and proliferation-resistant heat reduction processes for used nuclear fuel without the need for separating nuclear materials. Heat reduction is important as it decreases both the volume necessary for final disposal and the worker handling risk. (C) 2020 Korean Nuclear Society, Published by Elsevier Korea LLC.
Publisher
KOREAN NUCLEAR SOC
Issue Date
2021-05
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, v.53, no.5, pp.1534 - 1539

ISSN
1738-5733
DOI
10.1016/j.net.2020.11.019
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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/285456
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NE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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