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Title: PLUTONIUM RECOVERY FROM NEUTRON-BOMBARDED URANIUM FUEL

Abstract

A process of recovering plutonium from fuel by dissolution in molten KAlCl/sub 4/ double salt is described. Molten lithium chloride plus stannous chloride is added to reduce plutonium tetrachloride to the trichloride, which is dissolved in a lithium chloride phase while the uranium, as the tetrachloride, is dissolved in a double-salt phase. Separation of the two phases is discussed. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4117235
Patent Number(s):
3126251
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-18-012279
NSA Number:
NSA-18-012279
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-64
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALUMINUM CHLORIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; FUELS; FUSED SALTS; IRRADIATION; LITHIUM CHLORIDES; MIXING; NEUTRON BEAMS; NEUTRONS; OPERATION; PATENT; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; POTASSIUM CHLORIDES; RADIOCHEMISTRY; RECOVERY; REDUCTION; REPROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; TIN CHLORIDES; URANIUM; URANIUM CHLORIDES

Citation Formats

Moore, R.H. PLUTONIUM RECOVERY FROM NEUTRON-BOMBARDED URANIUM FUEL. United States: N. p., 1964. Web.
Moore, R.H. PLUTONIUM RECOVERY FROM NEUTRON-BOMBARDED URANIUM FUEL. United States.
Moore, R.H. Tue . "PLUTONIUM RECOVERY FROM NEUTRON-BOMBARDED URANIUM FUEL". United States.
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title = {PLUTONIUM RECOVERY FROM NEUTRON-BOMBARDED URANIUM FUEL},
author = {Moore, R.H.},
abstractNote = {A process of recovering plutonium from fuel by dissolution in molten KAlCl/sub 4/ double salt is described. Molten lithium chloride plus stannous chloride is added to reduce plutonium tetrachloride to the trichloride, which is dissolved in a lithium chloride phase while the uranium, as the tetrachloride, is dissolved in a double-salt phase. Separation of the two phases is discussed. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1964},
month = {3}
}