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Title: RECOVERY OF AMERICIUM

Abstract

A process is given for separating americium and plutonium and recovering the americium. Plutonium is extracted from a solution containing plutonium and americium with a water-insoluble solvent, and americium is precipitated from the aqueous phase by adding a ferric salt and an alkali metal hydroxide thereto. The precipitate may then be dissolved in hydrochloric acid and the ferric salt extracted from the americium with an organlc solvent.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4177228
Patent Number(s):
2934403
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-14-021613
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALKALI METALS; AMERICIUM; HYDROXIDES; IRON COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; WATER

Citation Formats

Ader, M, and Hyman, H H. RECOVERY OF AMERICIUM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Ader, M, & Hyman, H H. RECOVERY OF AMERICIUM. United States.
Ader, M, and Hyman, H H. Tue . "RECOVERY OF AMERICIUM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process is given for separating americium and plutonium and recovering the americium. Plutonium is extracted from a solution containing plutonium and americium with a water-insoluble solvent, and americium is precipitated from the aqueous phase by adding a ferric salt and an alkali metal hydroxide thereto. The precipitate may then be dissolved in hydrochloric acid and the ferric salt extracted from the americium with an organlc solvent.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {4}
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