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Title: CENTRIFUGES

Abstract

A centrifuge and method for separating gases or vapors with molecular weights greater than 250 are described. The design equations for the centrifugal isotope separation of mixtures of the uranium hexafluoride vapors U/sup 2//sup 3// sup 5/F/sub 6/ and U/sup 2//sup 3//sup 8/F/sub 6/ and for other gaseous mixtures are presented. The centrifuge is designed to produce a maximum of separative work per unit length of the centrifuge chamber and is characterized by its substantial equilibrium in opsration. The centrifuge employed is the continuous flow-through type wherein the centrifuge chamber is rotatably supported by means of tubular shsfts arranged coaxially of the vertically disposed rotational axis of the chamber at opposite ends. These tubular shafts serve also as the inlet and outlet, respectively, to and from the centrifuge chamber and the shaft at the upper end of the chamber is employed as a single inlet. The shaft at the lower end of the chamber is divided to provide two parallel or concentric outlet passages for the heavier and lighter separations. (N.W.R.)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4051207
Report Number(s):
CA 615723
NSA Number:
NSA-15-021052
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
Canada
Language:
English
Subject:
ISOTOPE SEPARATION; CENTRIFUGATION; GASES; IRON ALLOYS; PERFORMANCE; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238; URANIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; VAPORS; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Cohen, K P. CENTRIFUGES. Canada: N. p., 1961. Web.
Cohen, K P. CENTRIFUGES. Canada.
Cohen, K P. Wed . "CENTRIFUGES". Canada.
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title = {CENTRIFUGES},
author = {Cohen, K P},
abstractNote = {A centrifuge and method for separating gases or vapors with molecular weights greater than 250 are described. The design equations for the centrifugal isotope separation of mixtures of the uranium hexafluoride vapors U/sup 2//sup 3// sup 5/F/sub 6/ and U/sup 2//sup 3//sup 8/F/sub 6/ and for other gaseous mixtures are presented. The centrifuge is designed to produce a maximum of separative work per unit length of the centrifuge chamber and is characterized by its substantial equilibrium in opsration. The centrifuge employed is the continuous flow-through type wherein the centrifuge chamber is rotatably supported by means of tubular shsfts arranged coaxially of the vertically disposed rotational axis of the chamber at opposite ends. These tubular shafts serve also as the inlet and outlet, respectively, to and from the centrifuge chamber and the shaft at the upper end of the chamber is employed as a single inlet. The shaft at the lower end of the chamber is divided to provide two parallel or concentric outlet passages for the heavier and lighter separations. (N.W.R.)},
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place = {Canada},
year = {1961},
month = {3}
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