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Title: Systems and methods for treating material

Abstract

Systems for treating material are provided that can include a vessel defining a volume, at least one conduit coupled to the vessel and in fluid communication with the vessel, material within the vessel, and NF.sub.3 material within the conduit. Methods for fluorinating material are provided that can include exposing the material to NF.sub.3 to fluorinate at least a portion of the material. Methods for separating components of material are also provided that can include exposing the material to NF.sub.3 to at least partially fluorinate a portion of the material, and separating at least one fluorinated component of the fluorinated portion from the material. The materials exposed to the NF.sub.3 material can include but are not limited to one or more of U, Ru, Rh, Mo, Tc, Np, Pu, Sb, Ag, Am, Sn, Zr, Cs, Th, and/or Rb.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160331
Patent Number(s):
8867692
Application Number:
12/511,573
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01P - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLID INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC26-03NT42009
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Jul 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Scheele, Randall D, and McNamara, Bruce K. Systems and methods for treating material. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Scheele, Randall D, & McNamara, Bruce K. Systems and methods for treating material. United States.
Scheele, Randall D, and McNamara, Bruce K. Tue . "Systems and methods for treating material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160331.
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