Flow sheet calculations in Thorex method for reprocessing Th-based spent fuels


Zabunoglu O., Akbas T.

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, vol.219, no.1, pp.77-86, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 219 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0029-5493(02)00280-7
  • Title of Journal : NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-86

Abstract

A model for flow sheet calculations of solvent extraction processes in reprocessing of Th-based spent fuels is proposed and two computer programs, one for extraction section and the other for scrubbing section calculations, are developed. Recoveries and decontamination factors are calculated for a standard Thorex method used for reprocessing Th-based spent fuels. Results compare well with those in literature and the model provides a simple means to study the Thorex method. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.