This review focuses on dissolution/reaction systems capable of treating uranium metal waste to remove its pyrophoric properties.
The primary emphasis is the review of literature describing analytical and production-scale dissolution methods applied to
either uranium metal or uranium alloys. A brief summary of uranium's corrosion behavior is included since the corrosion resistance
of metals and alloys affects their dissolution behavior. Based on this review, dissolution systems were recommended for subsequent
screening studies designed to identify the best system to treat depleted uranium metal wastes at Lawrence Livermore National