In the electrorefiner, the resulting plutonium chloride would be dissolved in the salt blanket and could be incorporated ... The poorly characterized plutonium compounds would require significant pretreatment before they would be suitable for lithium ... The PuCI3 would come either from the conversion of plutonium metal in weapons pits via hydriding followed by chlorination, ... If the plutonium were to be introduced in the form of salts, additional development work would be needed toanbsp;...
|Title||:||An Evaluation of the Electrometallurgical Approach for Treatment of Excess Weapons Plutonium|
|Publisher||:||National Academies - 1996|