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Title: Plutonium recovery at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Abstract

Research programs have led to the adoption of procedures for all phases of plutonium recovery and purification. This report discusses some of the many procedures required to recover and purify the plutonium contained in the residues generated by LASL research, process development, and production activities. The report also discusses general plant facilities, the liquid and gaseous effluents, and solid waste management practices at the New Plutonium Facility, TA-55. Many of the processes or operations are merely steps in preparing the feed for one of the purification systems. For example, the plutonium is currently removed from noncombustibles in the pickling operation with an HNO/sub 3/ leach. The HNO/sub 3/ leach solution is the product of this operation and is sent to one of the nitrate anion-exchange systems for concentration and purification.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5474986
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-80-1168; CONF-800611-5
TRN: 80-009313
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on the management of alpha-contaminated wastes, Vienna, Austria, 2 Jun 1980; Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; PLUTONIUM; PURIFICATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RESIDUES; LASL; LEACHING; NITRIC ACID; RECOVERY; ACTINIDES; DISSOLUTION; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; MANAGEMENT; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TRANSURANIUM ELEMENTS; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Christensen, E L. Plutonium recovery at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Christensen, E L. Plutonium recovery at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. United States.
Christensen, E L. Sun . "Plutonium recovery at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5474986.
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