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Title: RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

Abstract

A process is described for recovering plutonium values from aqueous solutions by precipitation on bismuth phosphate. The plutonium is secured in its tetravalent state. bismuth salt is added to the solution, and ant excess of phosphoric acid anions is added to the solution in two approximately equal installments. The rate of addition of the first installment is about two to three times as high as the rate of addition of the second installment, whereby a precipitate of bismuth phosphate forms, the precipitate carrying the plutonium values. The precipitate is separated from the solution.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4193777
Patent Number(s):
2902339
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006365
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006365
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANIONS; BISMUTH PHOSPHATES; PHOSPHORIC ACID; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; RECOVERY; SOLUTIONS; WATER

Citation Formats

Reber, E.J. RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Reber, E.J. RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS. United States.
Reber, E.J. Tue . "RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS". United States.
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title = {RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS},
author = {Reber, E.J.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for recovering plutonium values from aqueous solutions by precipitation on bismuth phosphate. The plutonium is secured in its tetravalent state. bismuth salt is added to the solution, and ant excess of phosphoric acid anions is added to the solution in two approximately equal installments. The rate of addition of the first installment is about two to three times as high as the rate of addition of the second installment, whereby a precipitate of bismuth phosphate forms, the precipitate carrying the plutonium values. The precipitate is separated from the solution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}