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Title: A CHEMICAL METHOD OF TREATING FISSIONABLE MATERIAL

Abstract

One step of a process for separating plutonium from uranium and fission products is presented. A nitric acid solution containing these constituents is treated with formic acid to reduce simultaneously the plutonium to a valence state of not greater than +4 and destroy and eliminate the excess nitric acid.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4182872
Patent Number(s):
2902340
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006366
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006366
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; FISSION PRODUCTS; FORMIC ACID; NITRIC ACID; PLUTONIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Olson, C.M. A CHEMICAL METHOD OF TREATING FISSIONABLE MATERIAL. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Olson, C.M. A CHEMICAL METHOD OF TREATING FISSIONABLE MATERIAL. United States.
Olson, C.M. Tue . "A CHEMICAL METHOD OF TREATING FISSIONABLE MATERIAL". United States.
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title = {A CHEMICAL METHOD OF TREATING FISSIONABLE MATERIAL},
author = {Olson, C.M.},
abstractNote = {One step of a process for separating plutonium from uranium and fission products is presented. A nitric acid solution containing these constituents is treated with formic acid to reduce simultaneously the plutonium to a valence state of not greater than +4 and destroy and eliminate the excess nitric acid.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}