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Title: METHOD OF INHIBITING CORROSION IN URANYL SULFATE SOLUTIONS

Abstract

A method is given for treating a uranyl sulfate solution to inhibit the corrosiveness of the solution and elevate the phase separation temperature of the solution. Lithium sulfate is added to the solution in an amount ranging from 0.25 to 1.3 times the uranyl sulfate concentration. The corrosiveness of the solution with respect to stainless steel is substantially decreased by this means. This treatment also serves to raise the phase separation temperature of the solution (above 250 deg C), at which time the uranyl sulfate solution separates into two liquid phases of unequal uranium concentration and thus becomes unsuitable as nuclear reactor fuel.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4132283
Patent Number(s):
2950167
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-025894
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; CORROSION; LITHIUM SULFATES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; STAINLESS STEELS; SULFATES; URANYL COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Bohlmann, E.G., and Griess, J.C. Jr. METHOD OF INHIBITING CORROSION IN URANYL SULFATE SOLUTIONS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Bohlmann, E.G., & Griess, J.C. Jr. METHOD OF INHIBITING CORROSION IN URANYL SULFATE SOLUTIONS. United States.
Bohlmann, E.G., and Griess, J.C. Jr. Tue . "METHOD OF INHIBITING CORROSION IN URANYL SULFATE SOLUTIONS". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF INHIBITING CORROSION IN URANYL SULFATE SOLUTIONS},
author = {Bohlmann, E.G. and Griess, J.C. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for treating a uranyl sulfate solution to inhibit the corrosiveness of the solution and elevate the phase separation temperature of the solution. Lithium sulfate is added to the solution in an amount ranging from 0.25 to 1.3 times the uranyl sulfate concentration. The corrosiveness of the solution with respect to stainless steel is substantially decreased by this means. This treatment also serves to raise the phase separation temperature of the solution (above 250 deg C), at which time the uranyl sulfate solution separates into two liquid phases of unequal uranium concentration and thus becomes unsuitable as nuclear reactor fuel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {8}
}