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Uranium Enrichment Cost Optimizer

(last updated 24 Nov 2020)
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Determines the tails assay, for which the cost of enriched uranium is minimized.

Enter amount of enriched uranium required in the Material Balance, modify parameters, as required, and click the "Calculate" button below. HELP
"t" means metric tonne.

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Material Balance
Natural Uranium input: t U3O8 (= t U)
Conversion t UF6 (= t U) (nat) 

t UF6 (= t U) (enriched) t UF6 (= t U) (depleted)

Cost Summary (in Thousand US$)
 Nominal CostTails Management CostGrand Total
Natural Uranium
Tails Deconversion
Tails Disposal

This value is obtained for the Optimum Tails Assay of wt_% U-235


Cost Summary Chart

(Click legend items to toggle specific curves on/off)

    Cost Parameters    
 Market Price
Natural Uranium
$ per lb U3O8
Conversion$ per kg U
Enrichment$ per SWU
Tails Management $ per kg U in UF6: deconversion cost to U3O8
$ per kg U in U3O8: disposal cost as U3O8
consider Tails Management Cost as a liability

    Process Parameters    
Conversion Losses: %
Enrichment Feed Assay: 0.711   wt_% U-235
Product Assay: wt_% U-235
Tails Deconversion Losses: %


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