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Title: PROCESS FOR SEGREGATING URANIUM FROM PLUTONIUM AND FISSION-PRODUCT CONTAMINATION

Abstract

An aqueous nitric acid solution containing uranium, plutonium, and fission product values is contacted with an organic extractant comprised of a trialkyl phosphate and an organic diluent. The relative amounts of trialkyl phosphate and uranium values are controlled to achieve a concentration of uranium values in the organic extractant of at least 0.35 moles uranium per mole of trialkyl phosphate, thereby preferentially extracting uranium values into the organic extractant.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4005649
Patent Number(s):
US 2990240
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-019476
NSA Number:
NSA-15-019476
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALKYL RADICALS; BUTYL PHOSPHATES; CONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; NITRIC ACID; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; URANIUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Ellison, C.V., and Runion, T.C. PROCESS FOR SEGREGATING URANIUM FROM PLUTONIUM AND FISSION-PRODUCT CONTAMINATION. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Ellison, C.V., & Runion, T.C. PROCESS FOR SEGREGATING URANIUM FROM PLUTONIUM AND FISSION-PRODUCT CONTAMINATION. United States.
Ellison, C.V., and Runion, T.C. Tue . "PROCESS FOR SEGREGATING URANIUM FROM PLUTONIUM AND FISSION-PRODUCT CONTAMINATION". United States. doi:.
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title = {PROCESS FOR SEGREGATING URANIUM FROM PLUTONIUM AND FISSION-PRODUCT CONTAMINATION},
author = {Ellison, C.V. and Runion, T.C.},
abstractNote = {An aqueous nitric acid solution containing uranium, plutonium, and fission product values is contacted with an organic extractant comprised of a trialkyl phosphate and an organic diluent. The relative amounts of trialkyl phosphate and uranium values are controlled to achieve a concentration of uranium values in the organic extractant of at least 0.35 moles uranium per mole of trialkyl phosphate, thereby preferentially extracting uranium values into the organic extractant.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 1961},
month = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 1961}
}