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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:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176604
Patent Number(s):
H000659
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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. Tue . "Process for electrolytically preparing uranium metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176604.
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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 = {8}
}

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