Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2002 International RERTR Meeting
UP THE PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF U-Mo POWDER BY
E. E. Pasqualini,
M. López, L. J. Helzel García, P. Echenique and P. Adelfang.
Dpto. Combustibles Nucleares. CAC y CAE. Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica
The recent discovery that uranium alloys in metastable gamma phase can be hydrided
at low temperatures and pressures have allowed developing the method of
comminuting bulk materials by milling the hydride to desired size and then dehydriding the powder. This process is called HMD
(hydriding-milling-dehydriding) and needs an initial
step of hydrogen incorporation to allow the alloy to be hydrided.
This four step process has been conveniently set up for the
production of U-7Mo powder for its use in nuclear fuels. Low equipment
investment and low man power are needed for this achievement.
The process is being analyzed in its scaling up for one
kilogram batches and a 50 kilogram per year production capacity of U-Mo powder.
Mr. Enrique E. Pasqualini
Director, High Density Nuclear Fuel
Avda. del Libertador
C1429BNO Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54 11) 6772
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