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Title: STRIPPING PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM

Abstract

A method for removing silver, nickel, cadmium, zinc, and indium coatings from plutonium objects while simultaneously rendering the plutonium object passive is described. The coated plutonium object is immersed as the anode in an electrolyte in which the plutonium is passive and the coating metal is not passive, using as a cathode a metal which does not dissolve rapidly in the electrolyte. and passing an electrical current through the electrolyte until the coating metal is removed from the plutonium body.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4197184
Patent Number(s):
2907700
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
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25F - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC REMOVAL OF MATERIALS FROM OBJECTS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-007464
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; CADMIUM; CATHODES; COATING; ELECTROLYTES; IMPURITIES; INDIUM; METALS; NICKEL; PLUTONIUM; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SILVER; ZINC

Citation Formats

Kolodney, M. STRIPPING PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Kolodney, M. STRIPPING PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM. United States.
Kolodney, M. Thu . "STRIPPING PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method for removing silver, nickel, cadmium, zinc, and indium coatings from plutonium objects while simultaneously rendering the plutonium object passive is described. The coated plutonium object is immersed as the anode in an electrolyte in which the plutonium is passive and the coating metal is not passive, using as a cathode a metal which does not dissolve rapidly in the electrolyte. and passing an electrical current through the electrolyte until the coating metal is removed from the plutonium body.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {10}
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