Accession Number:

AD0262169

Title:

HYDRAZINE PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

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AEROJET-GENERAL NUCLEONICS SAN RAMON CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A program is being conducted for the development, design, construction and operation of a continuous in-reactor N2H4 production loop based on the fissio-chemical processing approach. The history, organization and detailed goals of the program are presented. Theoretical background, specific requirements and initial experimental approaches in the task areas of fuel separation, product concentration, gas disengagement, materials testing, in-reactor engineering and radiolysis mechanisms are discussed. Multiple hydroclones in series will provide the first approach to the continuous separation of 40 gl of 1 to 3 micron UO2 particles from liquid NH3. A back-up method involving a high-boiling organic additive is also under study. Ultra-sonic energy was found to promote coalescense of small gas bubbles enabling successful gas-liquid separation. Preliminary conceptual layouts of the loop and supporting equipment were completed design and control approaches were established. Theoretical ranges of fission fragments in UO2 and in NH3 were computer calculated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE