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This paper describes the pyroprocessing technology development at KAERI from head-end process to waste treatment.
The unit process with various scales has been tested to produce the design data associated with scale-up.
Pyroprocess integrated inactive demonstration facility (PRIDE) was constructed at KAERI and it began test operation in 2012.
The purpose of PRIDE is to test the process regarding unit process performance, remote operation of equipments, integration of unit processes, scale-up of process, process monitoring, argon environment system operation, and safeguards-related activities.
The test of PRIDE will be promising for further pyroprocessing technology development.
Pyroprocessing treatment can reduced the volume, radioactivity, and heat load of the light water reactor (LWR) spent fuels .
From 2007 to 2011, the focus moved to the design and construction of engineering-scale integrated system.
Pyroprocessing technology has been actively developed at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to meet the necessity of addressing spent fuel management issue.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Waste Treatment Research Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045 Daedukdaero, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-353, Republic of Korea Received 10 October 2012; Accepted 5 February 2013Academic Editor: Hangbok Choi Copyright © 2013 Hansoo Lee et al.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.