Title: Evaluation of the separation parameters for a long-bowl gas centrifuge
Publisher: IOC SPLG
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC95396
URI: http://www.splg2015.org/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This study investigates the separative capacity, overall separation factor and cut for selected rotor wall speeds as functions of the feed flow and circulation rates for a given gas centrifuge. It is observed that for a given feed flow rate there is a lower limit for the circulation flow rate for which a unique solution can be obtained for the separation parameters. For a selected rotor wall speed it is found that the maximum separative capacity obtainable as a function of the feed flow rate increases until reaching a limiting value. This is attributed to the fact that the overall separation factor decreases as a function of the feed flow rate for a given rotor wall speed.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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