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Title: Mixed Metal Phosphonate- Phosphate Resins for Separation of Lanthanides from Actinides

Abstract

As indicated in the previous annual report the goals of this project are to develop procedures for efficient separation of lanthanides from actinides and curium from americium. These processes are required for the nuclear fuel cycle to minimize the waste and recover the valuable actinides. The basis for our study is that we have prepared a group of compounds that are porous and favor the uptake of ions with charges 3+ and 4+ over ions of lesser charge. The general formula for these materials is M(O 3PC 6H 4PO 3) 1-x/2(APO 4)x·nH 2O: where M=Zr 4+, Sn 4+, A=H, Na, or K and X=O, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0, 1.33 and 1.61-3. One of our tasks is to determine which members of this group of compounds are effective in carrying out the required separations. A difficulty in obtaining this required information is that the compounds are amorphous. That is they are not crystalline, therefore we need to resort to synchrotron data to obtain structural data which will be presented in detail. This information will be provided as a separate section.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1407693
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP-13-4758
13-4758; TRN: US1800020
DOE Contract Number:  
NE0000746
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; RARE EARTHS; NUCLEAR FUELS; FUEL CYCLE; WASTES; ACTINIDES

Citation Formats

Clearfield, Abraham. Mixed Metal Phosphonate- Phosphate Resins for Separation of Lanthanides from Actinides. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407693.
Clearfield, Abraham. Mixed Metal Phosphonate- Phosphate Resins for Separation of Lanthanides from Actinides. United States. doi:10.2172/1407693.
Clearfield, Abraham. Tue . "Mixed Metal Phosphonate- Phosphate Resins for Separation of Lanthanides from Actinides". United States. doi:10.2172/1407693. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407693.
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title = {Mixed Metal Phosphonate- Phosphate Resins for Separation of Lanthanides from Actinides},
author = {Clearfield, Abraham},
abstractNote = {As indicated in the previous annual report the goals of this project are to develop procedures for efficient separation of lanthanides from actinides and curium from americium. These processes are required for the nuclear fuel cycle to minimize the waste and recover the valuable actinides. The basis for our study is that we have prepared a group of compounds that are porous and favor the uptake of ions with charges 3+ and 4+ over ions of lesser charge. The general formula for these materials is M(O3PC6H4PO3)1-x/2(APO4)x·nH2O: where M=Zr4+, Sn4+, A=H, Na, or K and X=O, 0.5, 0.8, 1.0, 1.33 and 1.61-3. One of our tasks is to determine which members of this group of compounds are effective in carrying out the required separations. A difficulty in obtaining this required information is that the compounds are amorphous. That is they are not crystalline, therefore we need to resort to synchrotron data to obtain structural data which will be presented in detail. This information will be provided as a separate section.},
doi = {10.2172/1407693},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}