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Pyrolitic Uranium Compound (PYRUC)

PYRolitic Uranium Compound (PYRUC) is a shielding material consisting of depleted uranium UO2 or UC in either pellet or microsphere form, coated or uncoated, and combined with a solid matrix binding material. Microspherical products are formed from uranyl nitrate, treated by gelation methods. A number of binding materials are possible, e.g., tar or pitch precursor, high temperature resins.

References:

Murray, A.P., Mirsky, S.M., Hogroian, P., and Krill, S.J., "Gelatin Conversion of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride into Dense Uranium Dioxide Microspheres," Third International Hexafluoride Handling Conference, Paducah, Kentucky, December 1995.

Murray, A.P., Mirsky, S.M., and Krill, S.J., "Pertinent Attributes of Depleted Uranium Shielding and its Manufacture," Third International Hexafluoride Handling Conference, Paducah, Kentucky, December 1995.

Murray, A.P., Mirsky, S.M., and Krill. S.J., "Production of Dense Uranium Dioxide on a Large Scale," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Meeting, Houston, Texas, March 9 - 13, 1997.




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