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Title: METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM FROM ALLOYS

Abstract

Uranium can be recovered from metallic uraniumthorium mixtures containing uranium in comparatively small amounts. The method of recovery comprises adding a quantity of magnesium to a mass to obtain a content of from 48 to 85% by weight; melting and forming a magnesium-thorium alloy at a temperature of between 585 and 800 deg C; agitating the mixture, allowing the mixture to settle whereby two phases, a thorium-containing magnesium-rich liquid phase and a solid uranium-rich phase, are formed; and separating the two phases.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4141033
Patent Number(s):
2942968
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-025577
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; MAGNESIUM; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; MELTING; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TEMPERATURE; THORIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM; URANIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Chiotti, P, and Shoemaker, H E. METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM FROM ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Chiotti, P, & Shoemaker, H E. METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM FROM ALLOYS. United States.
Chiotti, P, and Shoemaker, H E. Tue . "METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM FROM ALLOYS". United States.
@article{osti_4141033,
title = {METHOD OF SEPARATING URANIUM FROM ALLOYS},
author = {Chiotti, P and Shoemaker, H E},
abstractNote = {Uranium can be recovered from metallic uraniumthorium mixtures containing uranium in comparatively small amounts. The method of recovery comprises adding a quantity of magnesium to a mass to obtain a content of from 48 to 85% by weight; melting and forming a magnesium-thorium alloy at a temperature of between 585 and 800 deg C; agitating the mixture, allowing the mixture to settle whereby two phases, a thorium-containing magnesium-rich liquid phase and a solid uranium-rich phase, are formed; and separating the two phases.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {6}
}