Next Generation Reprocessing

Next Generation Reprocessing Technology

Hitachi has been developing flexible fuel cycle concept for the transition period from LWR to FBR and next generation reprossing tecnology to enhance the effective utilization of uranium(U) resource.

Transition Preriod Flexible Fuel Cycle Initiative(FFCI)

Most uranium(U) is removed from LWR spent fuel, and then plutonium(Pu) and U are recovered from the residue(recycle material) to supply to FBR.Recycle material will be temporarily stored in case of FBR deployment delay.

FFCI

Hybrid Process of Fluoride Volatility and Solvent Extraction(FLUOREX)

FLUOREX is the technology to achieve FFCI. Most U is rapidly removed by small flame reactor,and then Pu and U are recovered from the residue(recycle material) by the conventional solvent extraction method.

FLUOREX