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Title: SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM FROM FISSION PRODUCTS BY A COLLOID REMOVAL PROCESS

Abstract

A method is given for separating plutonium from uranium fission products. An acidic aqueous solution containing plutonium and uranium fission products is subjected to a process for separating ionic values from colloidal matter suspended therein while the pH of the solution is maintained between 0 and 4. Certain of the fission products, and in particular, zirconium, niobium, lanthanum, and barium are in a colloidal state within this pH range, while plutonium remains in an ionic form, Dialysis, ultracontrifugation, and ultrafiltration are suitable methods of separating plutonium ions from the colloids.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4163231
Patent Number(s):
2937924
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-021618
NSA Number:
NSA-14-021618
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ACIDITY; ACIDS; BARIUM; CENTRIFUGATION; COLLOIDS; FILTERS; FISSION PRODUCTS; LANTHANUM; MEMBRANES; NIOBIUM; PLUTONIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; WATER; ZIRCONIUM

Citation Formats

Schubert, J. SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM FROM FISSION PRODUCTS BY A COLLOID REMOVAL PROCESS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Schubert, J. SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM FROM FISSION PRODUCTS BY A COLLOID REMOVAL PROCESS. United States.
Schubert, J. Tue . "SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM FROM FISSION PRODUCTS BY A COLLOID REMOVAL PROCESS". United States.
@article{osti_4163231,
title = {SEPARATION OF PLUTONIUM FROM FISSION PRODUCTS BY A COLLOID REMOVAL PROCESS},
author = {Schubert, J.},
abstractNote = {A method is given for separating plutonium from uranium fission products. An acidic aqueous solution containing plutonium and uranium fission products is subjected to a process for separating ionic values from colloidal matter suspended therein while the pH of the solution is maintained between 0 and 4. Certain of the fission products, and in particular, zirconium, niobium, lanthanum, and barium are in a colloidal state within this pH range, while plutonium remains in an ionic form, Dialysis, ultracontrifugation, and ultrafiltration are suitable methods of separating plutonium ions from the colloids.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {5}
}