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Title: URANIUM(IV) NITRATE AS A REDUCING AGENT FOR PLUTONIUM(IV) IN THE PUREX PROCESS

Abstract

Practical procedures were demonstrated for partitioning plutonium from uranium in the Purex process with hydrazine-stabilized uranium(IV) nitrate as the reducing reagent for plutonium. Typical partitioning results were 0.04--0.2% loss of plutonium to the uranium product and less than 1 wt% uranium in the plutonium product. With uranium(IV) nitrate as a replacement for ferrous sulfamate, most solids in wastes from the Parex process can be eliminated. No undue hazard is expected from the use of hydrazine as the stabilizing agent. (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:
4651247
Report Number(s):
DP-808
NSA Number:
NSA-17-034048
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(07-2)-1
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; EFFICIENCY; HYDRAZINE; IRON COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM; PUREX PROCESS; REDUCTION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; STABILITY; SULFAMIC ACID; SULFONIC ACIDS; URANIUM; URANIUM NITRATES; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., and Jenkins, W.J. URANIUM(IV) NITRATE AS A REDUCING AGENT FOR PLUTONIUM(IV) IN THE PUREX PROCESS. United States: N. p., 1963. Web. doi:10.2172/4651247.
Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., & Jenkins, W.J. URANIUM(IV) NITRATE AS A REDUCING AGENT FOR PLUTONIUM(IV) IN THE PUREX PROCESS. United States. doi:10.2172/4651247.
Schlea, C.S., Caverly, M.R., Henry, H.E., and Jenkins, W.J. Mon . "URANIUM(IV) NITRATE AS A REDUCING AGENT FOR PLUTONIUM(IV) IN THE PUREX PROCESS". United States. doi:10.2172/4651247. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4651247.
@article{osti_4651247,
title = {URANIUM(IV) NITRATE AS A REDUCING AGENT FOR PLUTONIUM(IV) IN THE PUREX PROCESS},
author = {Schlea, C.S. and Caverly, M.R. and Henry, H.E. and Jenkins, W.J.},
abstractNote = {Practical procedures were demonstrated for partitioning plutonium from uranium in the Purex process with hydrazine-stabilized uranium(IV) nitrate as the reducing reagent for plutonium. Typical partitioning results were 0.04--0.2% loss of plutonium to the uranium product and less than 1 wt% uranium in the plutonium product. With uranium(IV) nitrate as a replacement for ferrous sulfamate, most solids in wastes from the Parex process can be eliminated. No undue hazard is expected from the use of hydrazine as the stabilizing agent. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4651247},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1963},
month = {4}
}