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Title: PRODUCTION OF PURIFIED URANIUM

Abstract

A pyrometallurgical method for processing nuclear reactor fuel elements containing uranium and fission products and for reducing uranium compound; to metallic uranium is reported. If the material proccssed is essentially metallic uranium, it is dissolved in zinc, the sulution is cooled to crystallize UZn/sub 9/ , and the UZn/sub 9/ is distilled to obtain uranium free of fission products. If the material processed is a uranium compound, the sollvent is an alloy of zinc and magnesium and the remaining steps are the same.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4184456
Patent Number(s):
2922711
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-14-015713
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; DISTILLATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; FUEL ELEMENTS; MAGNESIUM ALLOYS; METALLURGY; PRODUCTION; SOLVENTS; URANIUM; URANIUM ALLOYS; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; ZINC ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Burris, L Jr, Knighton, J B, and Feder, H M. PRODUCTION OF PURIFIED URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Burris, L Jr, Knighton, J B, & Feder, H M. PRODUCTION OF PURIFIED URANIUM. United States.
Burris, L Jr, Knighton, J B, and Feder, H M. Tue . "PRODUCTION OF PURIFIED URANIUM". United States.
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title = {PRODUCTION OF PURIFIED URANIUM},
author = {Burris, L Jr and Knighton, J B and Feder, H M},
abstractNote = {A pyrometallurgical method for processing nuclear reactor fuel elements containing uranium and fission products and for reducing uranium compound; to metallic uranium is reported. If the material proccssed is essentially metallic uranium, it is dissolved in zinc, the sulution is cooled to crystallize UZn/sub 9/ , and the UZn/sub 9/ is distilled to obtain uranium free of fission products. If the material processed is a uranium compound, the sollvent is an alloy of zinc and magnesium and the remaining steps are the same.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1960},
month = {1}
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