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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Xiang Meng, Zhongwei Yuan, Taihong Yan, Weifang Zheng
Nuclear Technology | Volume 209 | Number 7 | July 2023 | Pages 1101-1107
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2023.2169041
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The traditional evaporation process has obvious disadvantages when treating uranyl nitrate with a uranium concentration less than 10 g/L, such as more ancillary equipment, high energy consumption, and high cost. By contrast, nanofiltration equipment has low integration, and multivalent cations can be rejected effectively by nanofiltration membranes. In this work, a spiral-wound DK1812 nanofiltration membrane with an area of 0.325 m2 was used to treat a uranium nitrate solution with a uranium concentration of 10 g/L. The uranium concentration in the permeate is 16.91 mg/L, which means that the uranium rejection rate is 99.83% and the permeate flux of the solution is 71.1 L/(m2·h) under the conditions of a feed temperature of 30°C, a tangential velocity of 30 cm/s, and a transmembrane pressure of 1.5 MPa.