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Title: SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM

Abstract

The separation of plutonium from aqueous inorganic acid solutions by the use of a water immiscible organic extractant liquid is described. The plutonium must be in the oxidized state, and the solvents covered by the patent include nitromethane, nitroethane, nitropropane, and nitrobenzene. The use of a salting out agents such as ammonium nitrate in the case of an aqueous nitric acid solution is advantageous. After contacting the aqueous solution with the organic extractant, the resulting extract and raffinate phases are separated. The plutonium may be recovered by any suitable method.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247016
Patent Number(s):
2882124
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-015195
NSA Number:
NSA-13-015195
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ALUMINUM ALLOYS- AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS- BIBLIOGRAPHY- CHEMICALS- CONFIGURATION- COPPER ALLOYS- ENERGY- ETHANE- ETHYL RADICALS- EUTECTICS- EXPANSION- INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS- MATHEMATICS- METHYL RADICALS- MINERAL ACIDS- NITRATES- NITRIC ACID- OPERATION- ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS- OXIDATION- PATENT- PHASE DIAGRAMS- PHENYL RADICALS- PLUTONIUM- PRECIPITATION- PROPYL RADICALS- RECOVERY- SOLUBILITY- SOLUTIONS- SOLVENT EXTRACTION- SOLVENTS- USES- VELOCITY- WATER; ALUMINUM ALLOYS- AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS- BIBLIOGRAPHY- CHEMICALS- CONFIGURATION- ENERGY- ETHANE- ETHYL RADICALS- EUTECTICS- EXPANSION- MATHEMATICS- MET

Citation Formats

Seaborg, G.T. SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Seaborg, G.T. SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM. United States.
Seaborg, G.T. Tue . "SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM". United States.
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title = {SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR PLUTONIUM},
author = {Seaborg, G.T.},
abstractNote = {The separation of plutonium from aqueous inorganic acid solutions by the use of a water immiscible organic extractant liquid is described. The plutonium must be in the oxidized state, and the solvents covered by the patent include nitromethane, nitroethane, nitropropane, and nitrobenzene. The use of a salting out agents such as ammonium nitrate in the case of an aqueous nitric acid solution is advantageous. After contacting the aqueous solution with the organic extractant, the resulting extract and raffinate phases are separated. The plutonium may be recovered by any suitable method.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {4}
}