Modified pyrohydrolysis apparatus for the separation of fluorine and chlorine trace impurities from nuclear fuel samples for quality control analysis

  • M. A. Mahajan
  • M. V. R. Prasad
  • H. R. Mhatre
  • R. M. Sawant
  • R. K. Rastogi
  • G. H. Rizvi
  • N. K. Chaudhuri


A quartz pyrohydrolysis apparatus designed for the safe handling of pyrophoric carbide nuclear fuel samples while separating C1 and F trace impurities for quality control analysis is described. It has several advantages over the commonly used pyrohydrolysis apparatus. Performance of the apparatus during routine analysis of a large number of nuclear fuel samples has been found to be quite satisfactory.


Physical Chemistry Quartz Carbide Inorganic Chemistry Quality Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Mahajan
    • 1
  • M. V. R. Prasad
    • 2
  • H. R. Mhatre
    • 1
  • R. M. Sawant
    • 1
  • R. K. Rastogi
    • 1
  • G. H. Rizvi
    • 3
  • N. K. Chaudhuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Fuel Chemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombay(India)
  2. 2.Health and Safety LaboratoryIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic ResearchKalpakkam(India)
  3. 3.Radiochemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombay(India)

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