The Novosibirsk plant of chemical concentrates is one of the world leading producers of nuclear fuel for atomic power plants and research reactors of Russia and other countries. It’s also the only producer of lithium metal.
Roof of the production building
Shop where nuclear elements and fuel air compositions for research reactors are made.
Uranium dioxide powder production by the method of high temperature pyrohydrolysis.
Operating room. From here they control the process of uranium dioxide powder production. It is finally used for making fuel pellets.
Uranium pellets production area.
Pellets of nuclear ceramic fuel are about to be sent for burning.
The pellets are burnt at the temperature not less than 1750 C in the hydrogen reducing environment during more than 20 hours.