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Title: IODATE METHOD FOR PURIFYING PLUTONIUM

Abstract

A method is presented for removing radioactive fission products from aqueous solutions containing such fission products together with plutonium. This is accomplished by incorporating into such solutions a metal iodate precipitate to remove fission products which form insoluble iodates. Suitable metal iodates are those of thorium and cerium. The plutonium must be in the hexavalent state and the pH of the solution must be manintained at less than 2.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247522
Patent Number(s):
US 2856261
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008359
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008359
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; BINDING ENERGY; CERIUM COMPOUNDS; ELECTRONS; FISSION PRODUCTS; IODIC ACID; MINERAL ACIDS; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; RADIOACTIVITY; REFINING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; THORIUM COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Stoughton, R.W., and Duffield, R.B.. IODATE METHOD FOR PURIFYING PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Stoughton, R.W., & Duffield, R.B.. IODATE METHOD FOR PURIFYING PLUTONIUM. United States.
Stoughton, R.W., and Duffield, R.B.. Tue . "IODATE METHOD FOR PURIFYING PLUTONIUM". United States. doi:.
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title = {IODATE METHOD FOR PURIFYING PLUTONIUM},
author = {Stoughton, R.W. and Duffield, R.B.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for removing radioactive fission products from aqueous solutions containing such fission products together with plutonium. This is accomplished by incorporating into such solutions a metal iodate precipitate to remove fission products which form insoluble iodates. Suitable metal iodates are those of thorium and cerium. The plutonium must be in the hexavalent state and the pH of the solution must be manintained at less than 2.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 EDT 1958},
month = {Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 EDT 1958}
}