ASTM-C697 Standard Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Dioxide Powders and Pellets

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1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium dioxide powders and pellets to determine compliance with specifications.

1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:

 

Sections

Plutonium Sample Handling

  8 to 10

Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry

2

Plutonium by Ceric Sulfate Titration

3

Plutonium by Amperometric Titration with Iron(II)

2

Plutonium by Diode Array Spectrophotometry

3

Nitrogen by Distillation Spectrophotometry Using Nessler
 Reagent

11 to 18

Carbon (Total) by Direct Combustion–Thermal Conductivity

19 to 29

Total Chlorine and Fluorine by Pyrohydrolysis

30 to 37

Sulfur by Distillation Spectrophotometry

38 to 46

Plutonium Isotopic Analysis by Mass Spectrometry

4

Rare Earth Elements by Spectroscopy

47 to 54

Trace Elements by Carrier–Distillation Spectroscopy

55 to 62

(Alternative: Impurities by ICP-AES or ICP-MS)

 

Impurity Elements by Spark-Source Mass Spectrography

63 to 69

Moisture by the Coulometric Electrolytic Moisture Analyzer

70 to 77

Total Gas in Reactor-Grade Plutonium Dioxide Pellets

5

Plutonium-238 Isotopic Abundance by Alpha Spectrometry

3

Americium-241 in Plutonium by Gamma-Ray Spectrometry

2

Rare Earths By Copper Spark-Spectroscopy

78 to 87

Plutonium Isotopic Analysis by Mass Spectrometry

88 to 96

Oxygen-To-Metal Atom Ratio by Gravimetry

97 to 104

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see Sections 6, 16.2.5, 44.7, 51.9 and 92.5.1.

Keywords

impurity content; isotopic composition; plutonium content; plutonium dioxide pellets; plutonium dioxide powders;; ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

12.01 (Nuclear Energy (I))

To find similar documents by classification:

27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology Including raw materials Radioactive wastes, see 13.030.30)

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Document Number

ASTM-C697-16

Revision Level

2016 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

July 1, 2016

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

25 pages

Committee Number

C26.05