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Title: RECOVERY OF Pu VALUES BY FLUORINATION AND FRACTIONATION

Abstract

A method is presented for the concentration and recovery of plutonium by fluorination and fractionation. A metallic mass containing uranium and plutonium is heated to 250 C and contacted with a stream of elemental fluorine. After fluorination of the metallic mass, the rcaction products are withdrawn and subjected to a distillation treatment to separate the fluorination products of uranium and to obtain a residue containing the fluorination products of plutonium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4254951
Patent Number(s):
2869982
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013378
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISTILLATION; ENRICHMENT; FLUORINATION; FLUORINE; HEATING; METALS; PLUTONIUM; RECOVERY; RESIDUES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Brown, H S, and Webster, D S. RECOVERY OF Pu VALUES BY FLUORINATION AND FRACTIONATION. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Brown, H S, & Webster, D S. RECOVERY OF Pu VALUES BY FLUORINATION AND FRACTIONATION. United States.
Brown, H S, and Webster, D S. Tue . "RECOVERY OF Pu VALUES BY FLUORINATION AND FRACTIONATION". United States.
@article{osti_4254951,
title = {RECOVERY OF Pu VALUES BY FLUORINATION AND FRACTIONATION},
author = {Brown, H S and Webster, D S},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for the concentration and recovery of plutonium by fluorination and fractionation. A metallic mass containing uranium and plutonium is heated to 250 C and contacted with a stream of elemental fluorine. After fluorination of the metallic mass, the rcaction products are withdrawn and subjected to a distillation treatment to separate the fluorination products of uranium and to obtain a residue containing the fluorination products of plutonium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}