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Title: PURIFICATION OF URANIUM FUELS

Abstract

An electrolytic process of refining or decontaminating uranium is presented. The impure uranium is made the anode of an electrolytic cell. The molten salt electrolyte of this cell comprises a uranium halide such as UF/sub 4/ or UCl/sub 3/ and an alkaline earth metal halide such as CaCl/sub 2/, BaF/sub 2/, or BaCl/sub 2/. The cathode of the cell is a metal such as Mn, Cr, Co, Fe, or Ni which forms a low melting eutectic with U. The cell is operated at a temperature below the melting point of U. In operation the electrodeposited uranium becomes alloyed with the metal of the cathode, and the low melting alloy thus formed drips from the cathode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4193744
Patent Number(s):
2902415
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006367
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006367
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; BARIUM CHLORIDES; BARIUM FLUORIDES; CALCIUM CHLORIDES; CATHODES; CHROMIUM; COBALT; DECONTAMINATION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; EUTECTICS; IRON; MANGANESE; MELTING; NICKEL; REFINING; URANIUM; URANIUM CHLORIDES; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE

Citation Formats

Niedrach, L.W., and Glamm, A.C. PURIFICATION OF URANIUM FUELS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Niedrach, L.W., & Glamm, A.C. PURIFICATION OF URANIUM FUELS. United States.
Niedrach, L.W., and Glamm, A.C. Tue . "PURIFICATION OF URANIUM FUELS". United States.
@article{osti_4193744,
title = {PURIFICATION OF URANIUM FUELS},
author = {Niedrach, L.W. and Glamm, A.C.},
abstractNote = {An electrolytic process of refining or decontaminating uranium is presented. The impure uranium is made the anode of an electrolytic cell. The molten salt electrolyte of this cell comprises a uranium halide such as UF/sub 4/ or UCl/sub 3/ and an alkaline earth metal halide such as CaCl/sub 2/, BaF/sub 2/, or BaCl/sub 2/. The cathode of the cell is a metal such as Mn, Cr, Co, Fe, or Ni which forms a low melting eutectic with U. The cell is operated at a temperature below the melting point of U. In operation the electrodeposited uranium becomes alloyed with the metal of the cathode, and the low melting alloy thus formed drips from the cathode.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}