Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects
Honors Thesis Project Title
Date of Graduation
Whitaker, Sydney B.; Pierson, Kaitlyn; Richard, Kaylie; and Cahill, Samantha, "Purification of I-129 from Spent PWR Fuel" (2021). Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects.
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Spent nuclear fuel is processed with shearing, voloxidation, and dissolution in order to extract the radioisotope I-129. Four iodine capture methods are analyzed, and it is decided that using a silver mordenite bed for capture followed by a lead zeolite bed for storage is the most efficient and economic option.