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Title: NON-AQUEOUS DISSOLUTION OF MASSIVE PLUTONIUM

Abstract

A method is presented for obtaining non-aqueous solutions or plutonium from massive forms of the metal. In the present invention massive plutonium is added to a salt melt consisting of 10 to 40 weight per cent of sodium chloride and the balance zinc chloride. The plutonium reacts at about 800 deg C with the zinc chloride to form a salt bath of plutonium trichloride, sodium chloride, and metallic zinc. The zinc is separated from the salt melt by forcing the molten mixture through a Pyrex filter.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4212401
Patent Number(s):
2886410
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-022507
NSA Number:
NSA-13-022507
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALLURGY AND CERAMICS; FILTERS; FUSED SALTS; GLASS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM CHLORIDES; PYREX; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SODIUM CHLORIDES; SOLUTIONS; ZINC; ZINC CHLORIDES

Citation Formats

Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., and Walsh, K.A. NON-AQUEOUS DISSOLUTION OF MASSIVE PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., & Walsh, K.A. NON-AQUEOUS DISSOLUTION OF MASSIVE PLUTONIUM. United States.
Reavis, J.G., Leary, J.A., and Walsh, K.A. Tue . "NON-AQUEOUS DISSOLUTION OF MASSIVE PLUTONIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4212401,
title = {NON-AQUEOUS DISSOLUTION OF MASSIVE PLUTONIUM},
author = {Reavis, J.G. and Leary, J.A. and Walsh, K.A.},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for obtaining non-aqueous solutions or plutonium from massive forms of the metal. In the present invention massive plutonium is added to a salt melt consisting of 10 to 40 weight per cent of sodium chloride and the balance zinc chloride. The plutonium reacts at about 800 deg C with the zinc chloride to form a salt bath of plutonium trichloride, sodium chloride, and metallic zinc. The zinc is separated from the salt melt by forcing the molten mixture through a Pyrex filter.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {5}
}