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Title: SOLUBILIZATION OF ACTINIDE METAL-CONTAINING SLAG

Abstract

This patent relates to solubilization of the actinide rare earths valves contained in the slag materials resulting from the reduction of actinide salts, such as plutonium tetrafluoride. According to the invention the slag is subjected to a high temperature chloridizing roast, preferably from the reduction of actinide salts, such as plutonium tetrafluoride. According to the invention the slag is subjected to a high temperature chloridizing roast, preferably at about 700 deg C with gaseous hydrogen chloride, until the actinides within the slag are substantially convented to the chlorides. The resultant chlorinated actinides are then leached from the cooled roasted mass by treating with aqueous 0.01 M nitric acid.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4220026
Patent Number(s):
2898186
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002504
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ACTINIDES; CHLORIDES; CONVERSION; GASES; HYDROGEN CHLORIDES; METALS; PLUTONIUM FLUORIDES; RARE EARTHS; REDUCTION; SLAGS; SOLUBILITY

Citation Formats

Hopkins, Jr, H H. SOLUBILIZATION OF ACTINIDE METAL-CONTAINING SLAG. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Hopkins, Jr, H H. SOLUBILIZATION OF ACTINIDE METAL-CONTAINING SLAG. United States.
Hopkins, Jr, H H. Sat . "SOLUBILIZATION OF ACTINIDE METAL-CONTAINING SLAG". United States.
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title = {SOLUBILIZATION OF ACTINIDE METAL-CONTAINING SLAG},
author = {Hopkins, Jr, H H},
abstractNote = {This patent relates to solubilization of the actinide rare earths valves contained in the slag materials resulting from the reduction of actinide salts, such as plutonium tetrafluoride. According to the invention the slag is subjected to a high temperature chloridizing roast, preferably from the reduction of actinide salts, such as plutonium tetrafluoride. According to the invention the slag is subjected to a high temperature chloridizing roast, preferably at about 700 deg C with gaseous hydrogen chloride, until the actinides within the slag are substantially convented to the chlorides. The resultant chlorinated actinides are then leached from the cooled roasted mass by treating with aqueous 0.01 M nitric acid.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
}