skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: PLUTONIUM CLEANING PROCESS

Abstract

A method is described for rapidly removing iron, nickel, and zinc coatings from plutonium objects while simultaneously rendering the plutonium object passive. The method consists of immersing the coated plutonium object in an aqueous acid solution containing a substantial concentration of nitrate ions, such as fuming nitric acid.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4187101
Patent Number(s):
2915387
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-007475
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007475
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ACIDS; CLEANING; COATING; IONS; IRON; NICKEL; NITRATES; NITRIC ACID; PLUTONIUM; SOLUTIONS; WATER; ZINC

Citation Formats

Kolodney, M. PLUTONIUM CLEANING PROCESS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kolodney, M. PLUTONIUM CLEANING PROCESS. United States.
Kolodney, M. Tue . "PLUTONIUM CLEANING PROCESS". United States.
@article{osti_4187101,
title = {PLUTONIUM CLEANING PROCESS},
author = {Kolodney, M.},
abstractNote = {A method is described for rapidly removing iron, nickel, and zinc coatings from plutonium objects while simultaneously rendering the plutonium object passive. The method consists of immersing the coated plutonium object in an aqueous acid solution containing a substantial concentration of nitrate ions, such as fuming nitric acid.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {12}
}