Lithium titanate pebbles reprocessing by wet chemistry

C. Alvani, P.L. Carconi, S. Casadio, V. Contini, A. Dibartolomeo, F. Pierdominici, A. Deptula, S. Lagos, C.A. Nannetti

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An original dissolution method for irradiated Li2TiO3in aqueous H2O2was developed. One could easily obtain fine Li2TiO3powders from the solution through drying and calcination. Li2TiO3pebbles (size ∼0.6 mm, above 90% TD) were obtained from the 'reprocessed' powders. These solutions were also suitable for the formation of a sol emulsion in 2-ethyl-hexanol-1, from which gelled microspheres of lithium titanate could be obtained. Locally prepared Li2TiO3reprocessed and supplied pebble batches were tested for tritium release by temperature programmed desorption (TPD) methods in He + 0.1%H2(R-gas) after their short irradiations in a thermal neutron flux. The relative TPD data were compared. A qualitative correlation was developed between peak characteristics and pebble microstructure. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303 - 307
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Alvani, C., Carconi, P. L., Casadio, S., Contini, V., Dibartolomeo, A., Pierdominici, F., ... Nannetti, C. A. (2001). Lithium titanate pebbles reprocessing by wet chemistry. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 289(3), 303 - 307.