Evaluating and Controlling the Characteristics of the Nuclear Waste in the FWMS Using Waste Stream Analysis Model

by David Andress, David Andress & Associates Inc, United States,
David S. Joy, David Andress & Associates Inc, United States,
N. Barrie McLeod, David Andress & Associates Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The Waste Stream Analysis (WSA) Model is used by the Department of Energy to model the time and location dependent properties of the nuclear waste stream in the Federal Waste Managements System and at utility spent fuel storage facilities. WSA can simulate a wide variety of FWMS configurations and operating strategies and can select and sequence spent fuel for optimal efficiency in the FWMS while minimizing adverse impact on the utility sector. WSA tracks each assembly from the time of discharge to ultimate geologic disposal including all shipping cask and waste package loadings and both at-reactor and FWMS consolidation. WSA selects the highest capacity shipping cask or waste package that does not violate external dose rate or heat limitations for a group of spent fuel assemblies to be containerized.

Subject Headings: Recycling | Radioactive wastes | Rivers and streams | Waste storage | Energy storage | Nuclear power | Fuels | Databases

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