Fluorination behavior of UO2F2 in the presence of F2 and O2

Minoru Matsuda, Nobuaki Sato, Akira Kirishima, Osamu Tochiyama

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To apply the fluoride volatility process to the spent nuclear fuel, fluorination of UO2 by fluorine has been studied. In this reaction, it is possible that the U-O-F compounds, such as UO2F2, are produced. Therefore, study of such compounds is useful in order to know the fluorination behavior of UO2. This paper presents the fluorination behavior of UO2F2 in the presence of F2 and O2, analyzed by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) method using anti-corrosion type differential thermobalance. In fluorine gas, exothermic peaks appeared and volatilization of UF6. In oxygen gas, only slowly pace decomposition was measured from UO 2F2 to UF6 and UO3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBAL 2007
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventGLOBAL 2007: Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems - Boise, ID, United States
Duration: 2007 Sep 92007 Sep 13

Publication series

NameGLOBAL 2007: Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems


OtherGLOBAL 2007: Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityBoise, ID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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