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Title: PUREX PROCESS PERFORMANCE WITH SHORT-RESIDENCE CONTACTORS

Abstract

Recovery and purification were satisfactory in miniatarepilot-plant tests of the Purex first cycle with the solvent residing four seconds in each extraction stage. Decontamination factors for both zirconium-- niobium and ruthenium were greater than 10,000 with negligible crosscontamination of uranium and plutonium. The effects of the following on decontamination and plutonium partitioning were determined: irradiation level of the fuel, operating temperature, solvent saturation, accumulated exposure of the solvent, nitrous acid, and ferrous sulfamate versus U(IV) as a reductant for Pu(IV). (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.); Co. Savannah River Lab., Aiken, S.C.
OSTI Identifier:
4121569
Report Number(s):
DP-809
NSA Number:
NSA-18-005412
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ACETONE; ACETYL RADICALS; ACETYLACETONE; BENZENE; DECOMPOSITION; DECONTAMINATION; DISTRIBUTION; EQUATIONS; ESTERS; FUELS; HAFNIUM COMPLEXES; IONS; IRON COMPOUNDS; MINERAL ACIDS; NIOBIUM; NITROUS ACID; OPERATION; PLUTONIUM COMPOUNDS; PUREX PROCESS; QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS; QUANTITY RATIO; RADIATION DOSES; REDUCTION; RUTHENIUM; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SULFAMIC ACID; SULFONIC ACIDS; TEMPERATURE; WATER; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., and Jenkins, W.J. PUREX PROCESS PERFORMANCE WITH SHORT-RESIDENCE CONTACTORS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4121569.
Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., & Jenkins, W.J. PUREX PROCESS PERFORMANCE WITH SHORT-RESIDENCE CONTACTORS. United States. doi:10.2172/4121569.
Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., and Jenkins, W.J. Sun . "PUREX PROCESS PERFORMANCE WITH SHORT-RESIDENCE CONTACTORS". United States. doi:10.2172/4121569. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4121569.
@article{osti_4121569,
title = {PUREX PROCESS PERFORMANCE WITH SHORT-RESIDENCE CONTACTORS},
author = {Schlea, C.S. and Caverly, M.R. and Henry, H.E. and Jenkins, W.J.},
abstractNote = {Recovery and purification were satisfactory in miniatarepilot-plant tests of the Purex first cycle with the solvent residing four seconds in each extraction stage. Decontamination factors for both zirconium-- niobium and ruthenium were greater than 10,000 with negligible crosscontamination of uranium and plutonium. The effects of the following on decontamination and plutonium partitioning were determined: irradiation level of the fuel, operating temperature, solvent saturation, accumulated exposure of the solvent, nitrous acid, and ferrous sulfamate versus U(IV) as a reductant for Pu(IV). (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4121569},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {9}
}