Recycling of vanadium alloys in fusion reactors

S.A. Bartenev, A. Ciampichetti, N.G. Firsin, R.A. Forrest, B.N. Kolbasov, I.B. Kvasnitskij, P.V. Romanov, V.N. Romanovskij, M. Zucchetti

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The feasibility of reprocessing a vanadium alloy after its use as a structural material in a fusion reactor, in order to enable its subsequent hands-on recycling within the nuclear industry, has been determined. For less neutron-exposed components, clearance of materials has also been considered. A conceptual model for the radiochemical processing of the alloy has been developed and tested experimentally. Using di-2-ethyl-hexyl-phosphoric acid it is possible to purify the components of the V-Cr-Ti alloy after its exposure in a fusion reactor down to the required level of activation product concentrations. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)892 - 896
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume367-370 A
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Bartenev, S. A., Ciampichetti, A., Firsin, N. G., Forrest, R. A., Kolbasov, B. N., Kvasnitskij, I. B., ... Zucchetti, M. (2007). Recycling of vanadium alloys in fusion reactors. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 367-370 A(SPEC. ISS.), 892 - 896.