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Title: ELECTROLYSIS OF THORIUM AND URANIUM

Abstract

An electrolytic method is given for obtaining pure thorium, uranium, and thorium-uranium alloys. The electrolytic cell comprises a cathode composed of a metal selected from the class consisting of zinc, cadmium, tin, lead, antimony, and bismuth, an anode composed of at least one of the metals selected from the group consisting of thorium and uranium in an impure state, and an electrolyte composed of a fused salt containing at least one of the salts of the metals selected from the class consisting of thorium, uranium. zinc, cadmium, tin, lead, antimony, and bismuth. Electrolysis of the fused salt while the cathode is maintained in the molten condition deposits thorium, uranium, or thorium-uranium alloys in pure form in the molten cathode which thereafter may be separated from the molten cathode product by distillation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4117146
Patent Number(s):
2951793
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-15-007432
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; ANTIMONY; BISMUTH; CADMIUM; CATHODES; DEPOSITS; DISTILLATION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; FUSED SALTS; LEAD; MELTING; METALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THORIUM; TIN; URANIUM; URANIUM ALLOYS; ZINC

Citation Formats

Hansen, W N. ELECTROLYSIS OF THORIUM AND URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Hansen, W N. ELECTROLYSIS OF THORIUM AND URANIUM. United States.
Hansen, W N. Thu . "ELECTROLYSIS OF THORIUM AND URANIUM". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrolytic method is given for obtaining pure thorium, uranium, and thorium-uranium alloys. The electrolytic cell comprises a cathode composed of a metal selected from the class consisting of zinc, cadmium, tin, lead, antimony, and bismuth, an anode composed of at least one of the metals selected from the group consisting of thorium and uranium in an impure state, and an electrolyte composed of a fused salt containing at least one of the salts of the metals selected from the class consisting of thorium, uranium. zinc, cadmium, tin, lead, antimony, and bismuth. Electrolysis of the fused salt while the cathode is maintained in the molten condition deposits thorium, uranium, or thorium-uranium alloys in pure form in the molten cathode which thereafter may be separated from the molten cathode product by distillation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {9}
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