uranium production, centrifuge, enriched 3.8%, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

Categories:
Categories:
20:Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products/201:Manufacture of basic chemicals, fertilizers and nitrogen compounds, plastics/2011:Manufacture of basic chemicals/2011a: Manufacture of nuclear fuels
Location:
DE - Germany
Reference year: 1993 - 2000
Description

Location: DE - Germany
This module uses a mix of data, some specific for the URENCO facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom taken from environmental reports, some from literature. The plants consume 40 kWh/SWU and the electricity is assumed to be supplied by the local high voltage electricity grid. The factor for the infrastructure requirement is calculated with annual throughput of 1500 t SWU for 30 years operation.
[This dataset is meant to replace the following datasets:
- uranium production, centrifuge, enriched 3.8%, RER, 1993 - 2000 (1b8f5eaf-0564-4034-ac47-798df3914e11)]
[The full documentation of this dataset was originally provided in the corresponding ecoinvent report from the Swiss Centre for Life Cycle Inventories, which is accessible for free to guests and users of ecoinvent version 2 (https://www.ecoinvent.org/login-databases.html). The dataset may subsequently have been subjected to central changes to the database, as described in the respective change report for each new release.]
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.

Technology

Current technology for uranium enrichment with centrifuge process. There exist datasets for five different enrichment grades: 3.0%, 3.8%, 3.9%, 4.2% and 4.0%

Process type
Unit
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
NONE
Format
ECOSPOLD2
Aggregation type
NOT_APPLICABLE
Data provider
ecoinvent
Review status
External
Cost
For sale
License

ecoinvent EULA

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