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Electrolytic production of metallic uranium from U3O8 in a 20-kg batch scale reactor</p> </p>

  • S. M. Jeong
  • S.-B. Park
  • S.-S. Hong
  • C.-S. Seo
  • S.-W. Park
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Summary

The electrolytic reduction of U3O8 powder was carried out using LiCl-Li2O molten salt in a 20-kg U3O8 batch cell to verify the feasibility of the process. As the current passes the cell, the decomposition of Li2O and the reduction of U3O8 occur simultaneously in a cathode assembly and oxygen gas evolvs at the anode. The results from a 20-kg U3O8 scale cell were compared with data obtained from a bench scale cell. The results suggest a successful demonstration of this process, exhibiting a reduction conversion of U3O8 of more than 99% in a batch.</p> </p>

Keywords

Oxygen Uranium Molten Salt Li2O Scale Reactor 
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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Jeong
    • 1
  • S.-B. Park
    • 2
  • S.-S. Hong
    • 3
  • C.-S. Seo
    • 4
  • S.-W. Park
    • 5
  1. 1.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  2. 2.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  3. 3.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  4. 4.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
  5. 5.Nuclear Fuel Cycle Development Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

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