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Title: Method for the production of uranium chloride salt

Abstract

A method for the production of UCl.sub.3 salt without the use of hazardous chemicals or multiple apparatuses for synthesis and purification is provided. Uranium metal is combined in a reaction vessel with a metal chloride and a eutectic salt- and heated to a first temperature under vacuum conditions to promote reaction of the uranium metal with the metal chloride for the production of a UCl.sub.3 salt. After the reaction has run substantially to completion, the furnace is heated to a second temperature under vacuum conditions. The second temperature is sufficiently high to selectively vaporize the chloride salts and distill them into a condenser region.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1087860
Patent Number(s):
8,475,756
Application Number:
13/082,844
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Westphal, Brian R., and Mariani, Robert D. Method for the production of uranium chloride salt. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Westphal, Brian R., & Mariani, Robert D. Method for the production of uranium chloride salt. United States.
Westphal, Brian R., and Mariani, Robert D. Tue . "Method for the production of uranium chloride salt". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1087860.
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abstractNote = {A method for the production of UCl.sub.3 salt without the use of hazardous chemicals or multiple apparatuses for synthesis and purification is provided. Uranium metal is combined in a reaction vessel with a metal chloride and a eutectic salt- and heated to a first temperature under vacuum conditions to promote reaction of the uranium metal with the metal chloride for the production of a UCl.sub.3 salt. After the reaction has run substantially to completion, the furnace is heated to a second temperature under vacuum conditions. The second temperature is sufficiently high to selectively vaporize the chloride salts and distill them into a condenser region.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 02 00:00:00 EDT 2013},
month = {Tue Jul 02 00:00:00 EDT 2013}
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