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Title: DIRECT INGOT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM

Abstract

A process is given in which uranium tetrafluoride is reduced to the metal with magnesium and in the same step the uranium metal formed is cast into an ingot. For this purpose a mold is arranged under and connected with the reaction bomb, and both are filled with the reaction mixture. The entire mixture is first heated to just below reaction temperature, and thereafter heating is restricted to the mixture in the mold. The reaction starts in the mold whereby heat is released which brings the rest of the mixture to reaction temperature. Pure uranium metal settles in the mold while the magnesium fluoride slag floats on top of it. After cooling, the uranium is separated from the slag by mechanical means.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4117504
Patent Number(s):
2960398
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-007393
NSA Number:
NSA-15-007393
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CASTING; COOLING; HEATING; MAGNESIUM; MAGNESIUM FLUORIDES; METALS; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SLAGS; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Leaders, W.M., and Knecht, W.S. DIRECT INGOT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Leaders, W.M., & Knecht, W.S. DIRECT INGOT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM. United States.
Leaders, W.M., and Knecht, W.S. Tue . "DIRECT INGOT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM". United States.
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title = {DIRECT INGOT PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM},
author = {Leaders, W.M. and Knecht, W.S.},
abstractNote = {A process is given in which uranium tetrafluoride is reduced to the metal with magnesium and in the same step the uranium metal formed is cast into an ingot. For this purpose a mold is arranged under and connected with the reaction bomb, and both are filled with the reaction mixture. The entire mixture is first heated to just below reaction temperature, and thereafter heating is restricted to the mixture in the mold. The reaction starts in the mold whereby heat is released which brings the rest of the mixture to reaction temperature. Pure uranium metal settles in the mold while the magnesium fluoride slag floats on top of it. After cooling, the uranium is separated from the slag by mechanical means.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {11}
}