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Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING DENSE CONSOLIDATED METALLIC REGULUS

Abstract

A methcd is presented for reducing dense metal compositions while simultaneously separating impurities from the reduced dense metal and casting the reduced parified dense metal, such as uranium, into well consolidated metal ingots. The reduction is accomplished by heating the dense metallic salt in the presence of a reducing agent, such as an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal in a bomb type reacting chamber, while applying centrifugal force on the reacting materials. Separation of the metal from the impurities is accomplished essentially by the incorporation of a constricted passageway at the vertex of a conical reacting chamber which is in direct communication with a collecting chamber. When a centrifugal force is applled to the molten metal and slag from the reduction in a direction collinear with the axis of the constricted passage, the dense molten metal is forced therethrough while the less dense slag is retained within the reaction chamber, resulting in a simultaneous separation of the reduced molten metal from the slag and a compacting of the reduced metal in a homogeneous mass.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4234333
Patent Number(s):
2899297
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
NSA Number:
NSA-14-002718
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; ALKALI METALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; CASTING; CENTRIFUGATION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMPACTING; DENSITY; HEATING; IMPURITIES; LIQUID METALS; MASS; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; METALS; PIPES; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; RODS; SALTS; SLAGS; URANIUM; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Magel, T T. METHOD OF PRODUCING DENSE CONSOLIDATED METALLIC REGULUS. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Magel, T T. METHOD OF PRODUCING DENSE CONSOLIDATED METALLIC REGULUS. United States.
Magel, T T. Tue . "METHOD OF PRODUCING DENSE CONSOLIDATED METALLIC REGULUS". United States.
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title = {METHOD OF PRODUCING DENSE CONSOLIDATED METALLIC REGULUS},
author = {Magel, T T},
abstractNote = {A methcd is presented for reducing dense metal compositions while simultaneously separating impurities from the reduced dense metal and casting the reduced parified dense metal, such as uranium, into well consolidated metal ingots. The reduction is accomplished by heating the dense metallic salt in the presence of a reducing agent, such as an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal in a bomb type reacting chamber, while applying centrifugal force on the reacting materials. Separation of the metal from the impurities is accomplished essentially by the incorporation of a constricted passageway at the vertex of a conical reacting chamber which is in direct communication with a collecting chamber. When a centrifugal force is applled to the molten metal and slag from the reduction in a direction collinear with the axis of the constricted passage, the dense molten metal is forced therethrough while the less dense slag is retained within the reaction chamber, resulting in a simultaneous separation of the reduced molten metal from the slag and a compacting of the reduced metal in a homogeneous mass.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {8}
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