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Title: FISSION PRODUCT REMOVAL FROM ORGANIC SOLUTIONS

Abstract

The decontamination of organic solvents from fission products and in particular the treatment of solvents that were used for the extraction of uranium and/or plutonium from aqueous acid solutions of neutron-irradiated uranium are treated. The process broadly comprises heating manganese carbonate in air to a temperature of between 300 and 500 deg C whereby manganese dioxide is formed; mixing the manganese dioxide with the fission product-containing organic solvent to be treated whereby the fission products are precipitated on the manganese dioxide; and separating the fission product-containing manganese dioxide from the solvent.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4163252
Patent Number(s):
2936318
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
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-021617
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; HEATING; MANGANESE CARBONATES; MANGANESE OXIDES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENTS; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; WATER

Citation Formats

Moore, R H. FISSION PRODUCT REMOVAL FROM ORGANIC SOLUTIONS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Moore, R H. FISSION PRODUCT REMOVAL FROM ORGANIC SOLUTIONS. United States.
Moore, R H. Tue . "FISSION PRODUCT REMOVAL FROM ORGANIC SOLUTIONS". United States.
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abstractNote = {The decontamination of organic solvents from fission products and in particular the treatment of solvents that were used for the extraction of uranium and/or plutonium from aqueous acid solutions of neutron-irradiated uranium are treated. The process broadly comprises heating manganese carbonate in air to a temperature of between 300 and 500 deg C whereby manganese dioxide is formed; mixing the manganese dioxide with the fission product-containing organic solvent to be treated whereby the fission products are precipitated on the manganese dioxide; and separating the fission product-containing manganese dioxide from the solvent.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {5}
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