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Title: URANIUM DECONTAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO ZIRCONIUM

Abstract

A process is given for separating uranium values from a nitric acid aqueous solution containing uranyl values, zirconium values and tetravalent plutonium values. The process comprises contacting said solution with a substantially water-immiscible liquid organic solvent containing alkyl phosphate, separating an organic extract phase containing the uranium, zirconium, and tetravalent plutonium values from an aqueous raffinate, contacting said organic extract phase with an aqueous solution 2M to 7M in nitric acid and also containing an oxalate ion-containing substance, and separating a uranium- containing organic raffinate from aqueous zirconium- and plutonium-containing extract phase.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4019076
Patent Number(s):
2982600
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-017029
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; BUTYL PHOSPHATES; DECONTAMINATION; NITRIC ACID; PLUTONIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENTS; URANIUM; WATER; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Vogler, S, and Beederman, M. URANIUM DECONTAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO ZIRCONIUM. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Vogler, S, & Beederman, M. URANIUM DECONTAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO ZIRCONIUM. United States.
Vogler, S, and Beederman, M. Mon . "URANIUM DECONTAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO ZIRCONIUM". United States.
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title = {URANIUM DECONTAMINATION WITH RESPECT TO ZIRCONIUM},
author = {Vogler, S and Beederman, M},
abstractNote = {A process is given for separating uranium values from a nitric acid aqueous solution containing uranyl values, zirconium values and tetravalent plutonium values. The process comprises contacting said solution with a substantially water-immiscible liquid organic solvent containing alkyl phosphate, separating an organic extract phase containing the uranium, zirconium, and tetravalent plutonium values from an aqueous raffinate, contacting said organic extract phase with an aqueous solution 2M to 7M in nitric acid and also containing an oxalate ion-containing substance, and separating a uranium- containing organic raffinate from aqueous zirconium- and plutonium-containing extract phase.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
}

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