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j@s
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How ALD-vacuum possible involvement with NewMox could look like.


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How is ALD-VT nuclear technology used to manifacture MOX-fuels?
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ALD-VT, which stands for Atomic Layer Deposition-Vapor Transport, is a specific technique that combines two distinct processes: Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Vapor Transport (VT). While ALD itself is not directly related to nuclear technology, the combination of ALD with VT can potentially be used in the manufacturing process of MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuels.
MOX fuel is a type of nuclear fuel that contains a mixture of plutonium and uranium oxides. It is used in certain types of nuclear reactors, such as some types of pressurized water reactors (PWRs), to generate power.
The ALD-VT technique could potentially be applied in the fabrication process of MOX fuel pellets. ALD could be utilized to deposit thin layers of material onto the surface of the fuel pellets, providing a precise and controlled method for adding specific coatings or modifying the surface properties of the pellets. Vapor Transport could then be used to transport the necessary precursor gases or materials to the surface for ALD deposition.
By employing ALD-VT technology, manufacturers may be able to enhance the performance, efficiency, or safety characteristics of MOX fuel pellets. This could involve improving the thermal conductivity, corrosion resistance, or irradiation resistance of the pellets, among other factors.
It's important to note that while ALD-VT technology holds promise for various applications, including nuclear technology, its specific use in MOX fuel manufacturing would require further research, development, and validation to ensure its effectiveness and safety in practical applications.
j@s
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How is ALD-Vacuum GmhH's nuclear technology used to manifacture MOX-fuels?
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As of my last update in January 2022, there is no specific information available regarding ALD-Vacuum GmbH's involvement in nuclear technology, particularly in the manufacture of MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuels. ALD-Vacuum GmbH primarily specializes in providing equipment and technology related to vacuum systems, thin-film deposition, and surface modification processes, but there is no direct evidence of their involvement in nuclear fuel fabrication.
However, theoretically, ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) technology could potentially be used in the manufacture of MOX fuels. ALD is a precise thin-film deposition technique that can deposit atomic layers of material onto surfaces with high accuracy and control. In the context of MOX fuel fabrication, ALD could possibly be utilized to apply thin coatings or modify the surface properties of fuel pellets, enhancing their performance or durability.
If ALD-Vacuum GmbH or any other company were to develop specific technologies or processes related to ALD for MOX fuel fabrication, it would likely involve partnerships with nuclear fuel manufacturers, research institutions, or governmental agencies with expertise in nuclear engineering and fuel fabrication. However, without specific information on ALD-Vacuum GmbH's involvement in this field, it's difficult to provide more detailed insights.
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Wich technologies and processes are used to produce MOX-fuels
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The production of MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuels involves several technologies and processes, typically including:
1. Plutonium Recovery: Plutonium is recovered from spent nuclear fuel, typically from reprocessing facilities. Spent nuclear fuel contains plutonium along with other fission products and unused uranium.
2. PuO2 Conversion: The recovered plutonium is typically converted into plutonium dioxide (PuO2), which is the primary chemical form used in MOX fuel fabrication.
3. Uranium Processing: Natural uranium or depleted uranium is processed to obtain uranium dioxide (UO2), which serves as the matrix material in MOX fuel.
4. Blend Preparation: The plutonium dioxide and uranium dioxide powders are blended together in precise ratios to achieve the desired fissile content for the MOX fuel. The blending process ensures uniform distribution of plutonium throughout the fuel matrix.
5. Pellet Fabrication: The blended MOX powder is compacted and sintered to form small cylindrical pellets. These pellets are typically around 1 cm in diameter and a few centimeters long.
6. Cladding Tube Production: Zirconium alloy tubes are manufactured to serve as the cladding material for the MOX fuel pellets. These tubes provide structural support and contain the radioactive fuel pellets.
7. Pellet Loading: The MOX pellets are loaded into the cladding tubes with precise spacing and arrangements to ensure optimal performance within the nuclear reactor.
8. Sealing: The ends of the cladding tubes are sealed to encapsulate the MOX fuel pellets and prevent the release of radioactive materials.
9. Quality Control: Various quality control measures are implemented throughout the fabrication process to ensure the integrity and safety of the MOX fuel assemblies. This includes inspections, measurements, and testing of materials and components.
10. Assembly Fabrication: The sealed cladding tubes containing the MOX fuel pellets are assembled into fuel assemblies, which are then loaded into the reactor core for use in nuclear power generation.
These processes require strict adherence to safety protocols and regulatory requirements due to the radioactive nature of the materials involved. Additionally, continuous research and development efforts are focused on optimizing these processes to improve the performance and safety of MOX fuels.
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At wich of these processes could ALD-vacuum Gmbh be involved or give support.
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ALD-Vacuum GmbH, a company specializing in vacuum systems and thin-film deposition technologies, could potentially be involved in or provide support for several stages of the MOX fuel production process, particularly in the areas where thin-film deposition or vacuum-related processes are utilized. Here are some possibilities:
1. PuO2 Conversion: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's expertise in vacuum systems and deposition technologies might be applicable in processes related to the conversion of plutonium into plutonium dioxide (PuO2). While the specific chemical conversion processes may not directly involve thin-film deposition, vacuum systems could play a role in controlling the atmosphere and conditions during certain chemical reactions.
2. Blend Preparation: Although blending plutonium dioxide and uranium dioxide powders does not typically involve thin-film deposition, ALD-Vacuum GmbH's vacuum expertise could be relevant in ensuring controlled environments for powder handling and blending processes to prevent contamination and ensure uniform distribution.
3. Pellet Fabrication: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's expertise in thin-film deposition could potentially be utilized in surface modification techniques applied to the MOX fuel pellets during fabrication. While traditional pellet fabrication methods may not directly involve ALD, there could be opportunities for surface treatments or coatings to enhance pellet properties, such as corrosion resistance or thermal conductivity.
4. Cladding Tube Production: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's vacuum systems could be involved in processes related to the production of cladding tubes, such as vacuum deposition of protective coatings or surface treatments to improve the performance and durability of the tubes.
5. Quality Control: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's technologies might be applicable in quality control measures, such as surface analysis techniques or thin-film characterization methods to ensure the integrity and quality of materials used in MOX fuel fabrication.
While ALD-Vacuum GmbH's direct involvement in MOX fuel production processes may vary depending on their specific capabilities and partnerships within the nuclear industry, their expertise in vacuum systems and thin-film deposition could offer valuable support in various stages of the process, particularly in enhancing process efficiency, quality control, and materials performance.
j@s
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How is ALD-Vacuum technologie involded in newMOX to produce MOX-fuels.
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As of my last update in January 2022, there is no specific information available regarding the involvement of ALD-Vacuum GmbH's technology in the production of MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuels, particularly in the context of a project or initiative called "newMOX." Without specific details or announcements about such involvement, it's challenging to provide precise information.
However, I can provide a speculative overview of how ALD-Vacuum technology could potentially be involved in the production of MOX fuels, including a hypothetical scenario involving a project like "newMOX":
1. Cladding Tube Production: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's vacuum technology could be utilized in the production of cladding tubes for MOX fuel assemblies. Vacuum deposition techniques might be employed to apply protective coatings or surface treatments to enhance the corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the cladding tubes.
2. Pellet Fabrication: While traditional pellet fabrication processes may not directly involve ALD technology, there could be opportunities for surface modification or coating of MOX fuel pellets using ALD techniques. This could involve applying thin films to the surface of the pellets to improve their performance or durability.
3. Quality Control: ALD-Vacuum GmbH's expertise in vacuum systems and thin-film characterization could be utilized in quality control measures during MOX fuel production. Surface analysis techniques or thin-film characterization methods could help ensure the integrity and quality of materials used in MOX fuel fabrication.
4. Research and Development: ALD-Vacuum GmbH might also contribute to research and development efforts aimed at improving the efficiency, safety, and performance of MOX fuel production processes. This could involve developing innovative thin-film deposition techniques tailored to the specific requirements of MOX fuel fabrication.
It's essential to note that without specific information about the "newMOX" project or any direct involvement of ALD-Vacuum GmbH in MOX fuel production, the above points are speculative and based on the potential applications of ALD technology in nuclear fuel fabrication processes. Any actual involvement would require partnerships, collaboration, and detailed planning between ALD-Vacuum GmbH and organizations engaged in MOX fuel production.
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How are sintering furnace systems used in these processes to produce MOX-fuel
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Sintering furnace systems play a crucial role in the production of MOX (Mixed Oxide) fuel pellets. Sintering is a process where powdered materials are compacted and heated below their melting point to form solid objects. In the context of MOX fuel production, sintering furnace systems are used in the following ways:
1. Pellet Formation: After blending plutonium dioxide (PuO2) and uranium dioxide (UO2) powders in the desired proportions, the mixed powder is pressed into small cylindrical shapes to form pellets. These pellets are then loaded into sintering furnace systems.
2. Densification: Inside the sintering furnace, the MOX pellets undergo a sintering process where they are subjected to elevated temperatures. During this process, the powder particles in the pellets bond together, and the pellets densify, resulting in a solid structure. This densification step helps improve the mechanical strength and integrity of the pellets.
3. Grain Growth: Sintering also promotes grain growth within the MOX pellets. Grain growth refers to the enlargement of crystal grains within the material. Controlled grain growth is desirable as it can enhance the performance of the fuel pellets by improving their thermal conductivity and mechanical properties.
4. Chemical Reactions: Sintering furnace systems can facilitate certain chemical reactions that occur during the densification process. These reactions may involve the reduction of oxides and the formation of stable crystalline structures within the MOX pellets.
5. Temperature Control: Precise temperature control is critical during the sintering process to ensure the desired properties of the MOX fuel pellets. Sintering furnace systems are equipped with temperature control mechanisms to maintain specific temperature profiles tailored to the requirements of the sintering process.
6. Atmosphere Control: In some cases, sintering furnace systems may operate under controlled atmospheres to prevent oxidation or other unwanted chemical reactions during the sintering process. Inert gases such as argon or nitrogen are often used to create these controlled atmospheres.
7. Cooling: Once the sintering process is complete, the MOX pellets are gradually cooled down inside the furnace to room temperature. Controlled cooling helps prevent thermal stresses and ensures uniform properties throughout the pellets.
Overall, sintering furnace systems are essential for transforming powdered MOX materials into dense, solid fuel pellets with the desired properties necessary for use in nuclear reactors. The control and optimization of sintering parameters are critical to achieving high-quality MOX fuel pellets suitable for nuclear fuel assemblies.
Beperktedijkbewaking
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Zal ik het gewoon een goede bekende van mij, specialist ohgv energiecentrales en tegenwoordig werkzaam voor RCN Petten, eens vragen?
j@s
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Beperktedijkbewaking schreef op 9 april 2024 07:33:

Zal ik het gewoon een goede bekende van mij, specialist ohgv energiecentrales en tegenwoordig werkzaam voor RCN Petten, eens vragen?
Goed plan
Stork 49
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Beperktedijkbewaking schreef op 9 april 2024 07:33:

Zal ik het gewoon een goede bekende van mij, specialist ohgv energiecentrales en tegenwoordig werkzaam voor RCN Petten, eens vragen?
zgn "inside-information" is nooit weg; vragen is 1 hier delen wordt op prijs gesteld
Beperktedijkbewaking
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Stork 49 schreef op 9 april 2024 09:46:

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zgn "inside-information" is nooit weg; vragen is 1 hier delen wordt op prijs gesteld
Effe geduld, ik zie hem niet elke dag. Hij is de schoonzoon van een goede vriendin van mij.
We hebben het al een paar keer over de materie gehad, ik ben fysicus, hij is werktuigbouwkundige met heel veel ervaring ohgv energiecentrales.
Nu niet werkzaam bij maar wel voor RCN Petten.

Als fysicus weet ik overigens ook wel wat van metalen, heb onderzoek gedaan naar Indium-legeringen (geleidingsvermogen etc.) en weet van Al en Ga ook wel wat. Maar dat was puur wetenschappelijk, van de productiemethoden en de markten weet ik minder dan de meesten hier. Helaas.

Nou ja, ik weet ook nog wel iets van het winnen van Va uit erts, maar dat 50 jaar geleden toen ik werkstudent bij Billiton in Arnhem was. Daar hebben jullie dus ook niks aan.
Mijn moeder baalde er vreselijk van, want binnen twee weken was mijn spijkerbroek verrot door het gebruikte zwavelzuur (of zoiets).
Heinz zal inmiddels wel iets slimmers verzonnen hebben.
Xynix
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Beperktedijkbewaking schreef op 9 april 2024 14:36:

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Effe geduld, ik zie hem niet elke dag. Hij is de schoonzoon van een goede vriendin van mij.
We hebben het al een paar keer over de materie gehad, ik ben fysicus, hij is werktuigbouwkundige met heel veel ervaring ohgv energiecentrales.
Nu niet werkzaam bij maar wel voor RCN Petten.

Als fysicus weet ik overigens ook wel wat van metalen, heb onderzoek gedaan naar Indium-legeringen (geleidingsvermogen etc.) en weet van Al en Ga ook wel wat. Maar dat was puur wetenschappelijk, van de productiemethoden en de markten weet ik minder dan de meesten hier. Helaas.

Nou ja, ik weet ook nog wel iets van het winnen van Va uit erts, maar dat 50 jaar geleden toen ik werkstudent bij Billiton in Arnhem was. Daar hebben jullie dus ook niks aan.
Mijn moeder baalde er vreselijk van, want binnen twee weken was mijn spijkerbroek verrot door het gebruikte zwavelzuur (of zoiets).
Heinz zal inmiddels wel iets slimmers verzonnen hebben.
Leren broek ? ;-)
Beperktedijkbewaking
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Nee, spijkerbroek. En daar overheen nog een overall.

Gaat overigens goed met de koers van AMG, hoewel ik tov mijn instapkoers nog op verlies sta. Vanwaar ineens die stijging?
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