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Handling and conditioning techniques of activated swarfs for the decommissioning of the E. Fermi nuclear power plant

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Massimo Di Pietro

Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lazzarino 1, I-56122 Pisa (Italy)
massimodp86@gmail.com

Sergio Pistelli

Trino Nuclear Power Plant, Sogin Spa, Strada Statale 31bis del Monferrato, I-13039 Trino (Italy)
pistelli@sogin.it

Eugenio Garneri

Trino Nuclear Power Plant, Sogin Spa, Strada Statale 31bis del Monferrato, I-13039 Trino (Italy)
garneri@sogin.it

Rosa Lo Frano

Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lazzarino 1, I-56122 Pisa (Italy)
rosa.lofrano@ing.unipi.it

Riccardo Ciolini

Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lazzarino 1, I-56122 Pisa (Italy)
r.ciolini@ing.unipi.it

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038556 History: Received September 30, 2016; Revised October 15, 2017

Abstract

In this paper a new technique to handle solid radioactive materials inside a liquid matrix is presented. The conceptual design of the device profits of the experience and know-how gained in decontamination procedures. The proposed system makes use of an ejector for the suction of a water-highly radioactive swarf mixture from the purifiers pool of the Italian E. Fermi nuclear power plant and moving it in a suitable container for the subsequent conditioning. A dedicated circuit with an ejector to demonstrate the feasibility of the method was realized. A minimum inlet flow rate was found to have swarf suction. The feasibility of the method was demonstrated, even if it is required to homogenize the inlet mixture to avoid swarf packing conditions inside the ejector.

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