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Title: Methods for gas-phase thermochromatographic separations of fission and activation products

Abstract

Methods are provided for characterizing samples containing chemical elements such as rare earth elements, actinides, and heavy transition metals by treating the samples to form volatile complexes of the elements (e.g., β-diketonate complexes or other organic ligand complexes of the elements) and then analyzing the complexes, for example, via gas-phase thermochromatography. Also provided are methods for separating and/or recovering such chemical elements. The methods produce less waste and can be performed more rapidly than conventional liquid extraction methods and can provide separated elements of high purity (e.g., 99.9999% purity).

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532083
Patent Number(s):
9951398
Application Number:
14/807,463
Assignee:
University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001983
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015-07-23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Auxier, II, John D., Hanson, Daniel V., Marsh, Matthew L., and Hall, Howard L. Methods for gas-phase thermochromatographic separations of fission and activation products. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Auxier, II, John D., Hanson, Daniel V., Marsh, Matthew L., & Hall, Howard L. Methods for gas-phase thermochromatographic separations of fission and activation products. United States.
Auxier, II, John D., Hanson, Daniel V., Marsh, Matthew L., and Hall, Howard L. Tue . "Methods for gas-phase thermochromatographic separations of fission and activation products". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532083.
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abstractNote = {Methods are provided for characterizing samples containing chemical elements such as rare earth elements, actinides, and heavy transition metals by treating the samples to form volatile complexes of the elements (e.g., β-diketonate complexes or other organic ligand complexes of the elements) and then analyzing the complexes, for example, via gas-phase thermochromatography. Also provided are methods for separating and/or recovering such chemical elements. The methods produce less waste and can be performed more rapidly than conventional liquid extraction methods and can provide separated elements of high purity (e.g., 99.9999% purity).},
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