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Title: SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION

Abstract

A process is described for the recovery of plutonium from neutron irradiated uranium solutions. Such a solution is first treated with a soluble sullide, causing precipitation of the plutoniunn and uraniunn values present, along with those impurities which form insoluble sulfides. The precipitate is then treated with a solution of carbonate ions, which will dissolve the uranium and plutonium present while the fission product sulfides remain unaffected. After separation from the residue, this solution may then be treated by any of the usual methods, such as formation of a lanthanum fluoride precipitate, to effect separation of plutoniunn from uranium.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4329797
Patent Number(s):
US 2847274
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-001010
NSA Number:
NSA-13-001010
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ANIONS; CARBONATES; FISSION PRODUCTS; IMPURITIES; IRRADIATION; LANTHANUM FLUORIDES; NEUTRON BEAMS; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SULFIDES; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Duffield, R.B.. SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Duffield, R.B.. SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION. United States.
Duffield, R.B.. Tue . "SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION". United States.
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title = {SULFIDE METHOD PLUTONIUM SEPARATION},
author = {Duffield, R.B.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for the recovery of plutonium from neutron irradiated uranium solutions. Such a solution is first treated with a soluble sullide, causing precipitation of the plutoniunn and uraniunn values present, along with those impurities which form insoluble sulfides. The precipitate is then treated with a solution of carbonate ions, which will dissolve the uranium and plutonium present while the fission product sulfides remain unaffected. After separation from the residue, this solution may then be treated by any of the usual methods, such as formation of a lanthanum fluoride precipitate, to effect separation of plutoniunn from uranium.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
}