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Title: Anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth

Abstract

A method for the anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth is described, using the strongly basic anion exchanger Dowex 1 X8. These three elements are simultaneously adsorbed on the resin (nitrate form) from a solution consisting of 96% n propanol and 4% 5 n nitric acid. The separation of thorium and bismuth from uranium is effected by washing the column with a mixture consisting of 80% methanol and 20% 5n nitric acid (elution of uranium). To separate thorium from bismuth the resin is then treated with a solution consisting of 80% methanol and 20% 6n hydrochloric acid whereby the thorium is eluted. Finally the bismuth is removed by washing the column with 1 n nitric acid. Finally, the experimental conditions for this separation scheme have been selected after the determination of the distribution coefficients of uranium, thorium, and bismuth in different mixtures of aliphatic alcohols with nitric and hydrochloric acid.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Vienna
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4758324
NSA Number:
NSA-17-004478
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Fresenius' Zeitschrift fuer Analytische Chemie
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 186; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-63; Journal ID: ISSN 0016-1152
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ADSORPTION; BISMUTH; DISTRIBUTION; DOWEX; HYDROCHLORIC ACID; ION EXCHANGE; ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS; LEACHING; NITRIC ACID; PROPANOL; QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; THORIUM; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Korkisch, J., and Tera, F. Anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1962. Web. doi:10.1007/BF00626136.
Korkisch, J., & Tera, F. Anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1007/BF00626136.
Korkisch, J., and Tera, F. Fri . "Anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1007/BF00626136.
@article{osti_4758324,
title = {Anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth},
author = {Korkisch, J. and Tera, F.},
abstractNote = {A method for the anion exchange separation of uranium, thorium and bismuth is described, using the strongly basic anion exchanger Dowex 1 X8. These three elements are simultaneously adsorbed on the resin (nitrate form) from a solution consisting of 96% n propanol and 4% 5 n nitric acid. The separation of thorium and bismuth from uranium is effected by washing the column with a mixture consisting of 80% methanol and 20% 5n nitric acid (elution of uranium). To separate thorium from bismuth the resin is then treated with a solution consisting of 80% methanol and 20% 6n hydrochloric acid whereby the thorium is eluted. Finally the bismuth is removed by washing the column with 1 n nitric acid. Finally, the experimental conditions for this separation scheme have been selected after the determination of the distribution coefficients of uranium, thorium, and bismuth in different mixtures of aliphatic alcohols with nitric and hydrochloric acid.},
doi = {10.1007/BF00626136},
journal = {Fresenius' Zeitschrift fuer Analytische Chemie},
issn = {0016-1152},
number = 2,
volume = 186,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1962},
month = {6}
}