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The recovery of iodine released during the processing of used nuclear fuel poses a significant challenge to the transmutation of radioactive iodine. This proposal will develop and examine the use of Fullerene Containing Carbon (FCC) compounds as potential sorbents for iodine release from the reprocessing of nuclear fuel. This work will also include the development of bench-scale testing capabilities at UNLV to allow the testing of the FCC material in a simulated process off-gas environment. This experimental capability will also be used to test other potential sorbtion materials and processes, such as natural organic matter (NOM) and other promising alternatives. This work will also examine the development of a process to convert the sorbed iodine into a ceramic material with the potential for use as either a transmutation target or as a waste form in a partitioning and sequestration strategy.
Fullerenes; Iodine — Isotopes; Radioactive wastes; Reactor fuel reprocessing; Sequestration (Chemistry); Sorbents; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Fullerenes; Radioactive wastes; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Analytical Chemistry | Chemistry | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Physical Chemistry
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Steinberg, S. M.
Immobilization of Fission Iodine by Reaction with a Fullerene Containing Carbon Compound and Insoluble Natural Organic Matrix.
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