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Title: RECOVERY OF VALUABLE MATERIAL FROM GRAPHITE BODIES

Abstract

An electrolytic process for recovering uranium from a graphite fuel element is described. The uraniumcontaining graphite body is disposed as the anode of a cell containing a nitric acid electrolyte and a 5 amp/cm/sup 2/ current passed to induce a progressive disintegration of the graphite body. The dissolved uranium is quickly and easily separated from the resulting graphite particles by simple mechanical means, such as centrifugation, filtration, and decontamination.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4209635
Patent Number(s):
2903402
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-14-006374
NSA Number:
NSA-14-006374
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; CENTRIFUGATION; DECOMPOSITION; DECONTAMINATION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTES; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; FILTERS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GRAPHITE; NITRIC ACID; RECOVERY; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Fromm, L.W. Jr. RECOVERY OF VALUABLE MATERIAL FROM GRAPHITE BODIES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Fromm, L.W. Jr. RECOVERY OF VALUABLE MATERIAL FROM GRAPHITE BODIES. United States.
Fromm, L.W. Jr. Tue . "RECOVERY OF VALUABLE MATERIAL FROM GRAPHITE BODIES". United States.
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title = {RECOVERY OF VALUABLE MATERIAL FROM GRAPHITE BODIES},
author = {Fromm, L.W. Jr.},
abstractNote = {An electrolytic process for recovering uranium from a graphite fuel element is described. The uraniumcontaining graphite body is disposed as the anode of a cell containing a nitric acid electrolyte and a 5 amp/cm/sup 2/ current passed to induce a progressive disintegration of the graphite body. The dissolved uranium is quickly and easily separated from the resulting graphite particles by simple mechanical means, such as centrifugation, filtration, and decontamination.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {9}
}