The Fuel Cycle Glovebox is an inert-atmosphere glovebox in the Fuel Conditioning Facility, used for development of advanced fuel cycle and materials disposition processes. The glovebox houses several flexible systems to test and evaluate high-temperature processes using unirradiated materials. It is 22 feet long, argon-filled, and was installed in 2017.
The Fuel Cycle Glovebox provides engineering-scale capability for molten-salt electrorefining development and vacuum distillation of salts.
Testing and demonstration will be performed with this equipment at a scale of approximately 1-10 kilograms of depleted (or natural) uranium.