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Title: RUTHENIUM DECONTAMINATION METHOD

Abstract

A liquid-liquid extraction method of separating uranium from fission products is given. A small amount of a low molecular weight ketone is added to an acidic aqueous solution containing neutron-irradiated uranium and its associated fission products. The resulting solution is digested and then contacted with an organic liquid that extracts uranium values. The purpose of the step of digesting the aqueous solution in the presence of the ketone is to suppress the extractability of ruthenium.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4141019
Patent Number(s):
2945740
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025578
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ACIDS; DECONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; KETONES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RUTHENIUM; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; URANIUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Gresky, A T. RUTHENIUM DECONTAMINATION METHOD. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Gresky, A T. RUTHENIUM DECONTAMINATION METHOD. United States.
Gresky, A T. Tue . "RUTHENIUM DECONTAMINATION METHOD". United States.
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abstractNote = {A liquid-liquid extraction method of separating uranium from fission products is given. A small amount of a low molecular weight ketone is added to an acidic aqueous solution containing neutron-irradiated uranium and its associated fission products. The resulting solution is digested and then contacted with an organic liquid that extracts uranium values. The purpose of the step of digesting the aqueous solution in the presence of the ketone is to suppress the extractability of ruthenium.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {7}
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