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Title: Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal

Abstract

A process for making uranium metal from uranium oxide by first fluorinating uranium oxide to form uranium tetrafluoride and next electrolytically reducing the uranium tetrafluoride with a carbon anode to form uranium metal and CF.sub.4. The CF.sub.4 is reused in the fluorination reaction rather than being disposed of as a hazardous waste.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
875238
Patent Number(s):
US H659
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; electrolytically; preparing; uranium; metal; oxide; fluorinating; form; tetrafluoride; reducing; carbon; anode; cf; reused; fluorination; reaction; disposed; hazardous; waste; uranium tetrafluoride; carbon anode; form uranium; uranium oxide; hazardous waste; uranium metal; preparing uranium; /205/423/

Citation Formats

Haas, Paul A. Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Haas, Paul A. Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal. United States.
Haas, Paul A. Sun . "Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875238.
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title = {Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal},
author = {Haas, Paul A.},
abstractNote = {A process for making uranium metal from uranium oxide by first fluorinating uranium oxide to form uranium tetrafluoride and next electrolytically reducing the uranium tetrafluoride with a carbon anode to form uranium metal and CF.sub.4. The CF.sub.4 is reused in the fluorination reaction rather than being disposed of as a hazardous waste.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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