Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the 2005 International RERTR Meeting
RERTR ACTIVITIES IN ARGENTINA
S. Balart, P. Cabot, 0.
Calzetta, A. Duran, J. Garces, J.D. Hermida,
A. Manzini, E. Pasqualini, H. Taboada
Comision Nacional de Energia Atómica
Avenida Libertador 8250-1429 Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
During 2005 CNEA has continued and developed new
RERTR activities. Main goals are the plan to convert our
RA-6 reactor from HEU to a new LEU core, to get a
comprehensive understanding of U-Mo/Al compounds phase
formation in dispersed and monolithic fuels, to develop
possible solutions to VHD dispersed and monolithic fuels
technical problems, to optimize techniques to recover U
from silicide scrap samples as cold test for radiowaste
separation for final conditioning of silicide spent
fuels and to improve the diffusion of LEU target and
radiochemical technology for radioisotope production.
Future plans include
Completion during 2006 the RA-6 reactor conversion
Improvement on fuel development and production
facilities to implement new technologies, including
NDT techniques to assess bonding quality.
Irradiation of miniplates and full scale fuel
assembly at RA-3 and plans to perform irradiation on
higher power and temperature reglme reactors
Optimization of LEU target and radiochemical
techniques for radioisotope production.