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Title: URANIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS

Abstract

A process is described for recovering uranium values from acidic aqueous solutions containing hexavalent uranium by contacting the solution with an organic solution comprised of a substantially water-immiscible organlc diluent and an organic phosphate to extract the uranlum values into the organic phase. Carbon tetrachloride and a petroleum hydrocarbon fraction, such as kerosene, are sultable diluents to be used in combination with organlc phosphates such as dibutyl butylphosphonate, trlbutyl phosphine oxide, and tributyl phosphate.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247286
Patent Number(s):
US 2864668
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008435
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; ACIDS; BUTYL RADICALS; CARBON TETRACHLORIDE; HYDROCARBONS; KEROSENE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM; PHOSPHATES; RECOVERY; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SOLVENTS; URANIUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Baldwin, W H, and Higgins, C E. URANIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Baldwin, W H, & Higgins, C E. URANIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS. United States.
Baldwin, W H, and Higgins, C E. Tue . "URANIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS". United States.
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title = {URANIUM EXTRACTION PROCESS},
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abstractNote = {A process is described for recovering uranium values from acidic aqueous solutions containing hexavalent uranium by contacting the solution with an organic solution comprised of a substantially water-immiscible organlc diluent and an organic phosphate to extract the uranlum values into the organic phase. Carbon tetrachloride and a petroleum hydrocarbon fraction, such as kerosene, are sultable diluents to be used in combination with organlc phosphates such as dibutyl butylphosphonate, trlbutyl phosphine oxide, and tributyl phosphate.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
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