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Title: Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal

Abstract

An electrolytic process for making uranium from uranium oxide using Cl2 anode product from an electrolytic cell to react with UO2 to form uranium chlorides. The chlorides are used in low concentrations in a melt comprising fluorides and chlorides of potassium, sodium and barium in the electrolytic cell. The electrolysis produces Cl2 at the anode that reacts with UO2 in the feed reactor to form soluble UCl4, available for a continuous process in the electrolytic cell, rather than having insoluble UO2 fouling the cell.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
US Dept. of Energy (USDOE), Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176623
Patent Number(s):
H000857
Application Number:
07/562187
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1990 Jul 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; statutory invention registration

Citation Formats

Haas, Paul A. Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Haas, Paul A. Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal. United States.
Haas, Paul A. Tue . "Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176623.
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