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Title: PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM

Abstract

A process is described for the production of uranium by the autothermic reduction of an anhydrous uranium halide with an alkaline earth metal, preferably magnesium One feature is the initial reduction step which is brought about by locally bringing to reaction temperature a portion of a mixture of the reactants in an open reaction vessel having in contact with the mixture a lining of substantial thickness composed of calcium fluoride. The lining is prepared by coating the interior surface with a plastic mixture of calcium fluoride and water and subsequently heating the coating in situ until at last the exposed surface is substantially anhydrous.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4207506
Patent Number(s):
2906618
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006639
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS AND MATERIALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; CALCIUM FLUORIDES; COATING; HALIDES; HEATING; MAGNESIUM; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Crawford, J W.C.. PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Crawford, J W.C.. PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States.
Crawford, J W.C.. Tue . "PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM". United States.
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title = {PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM},
author = {Crawford, J W.C.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for the production of uranium by the autothermic reduction of an anhydrous uranium halide with an alkaline earth metal, preferably magnesium One feature is the initial reduction step which is brought about by locally bringing to reaction temperature a portion of a mixture of the reactants in an open reaction vessel having in contact with the mixture a lining of substantial thickness composed of calcium fluoride. The lining is prepared by coating the interior surface with a plastic mixture of calcium fluoride and water and subsequently heating the coating in situ until at last the exposed surface is substantially anhydrous.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}