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Title: VOLATILE CHLORIDE PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF METAL VALUES

Abstract

A process is presented for recovering uranium, iron, and aluminum from centain shale type ores which contain uranium in minute quantities. The ore is heated wiih a chlorinating agent. such as chlorine, to form a volatilized stream of metal chlorides. The chloride stream is then passed through granular alumina which preferentially absorbs the volatile uranium chloride and from which the uranium may later be recovered. The remaining volatilized chlorides, chiefly those of iron and aluminum, are further treated to recover chlorine gas for recycle, and to recover ferric oxide and aluminum oxide as valuable by-products.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4261334
Patent Number(s):
2867501
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-013315
NSA Number:
NSA-13-013315
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION; ALUMINUM; ALUMINUM CHLORIDES; ALUMINUM OXIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHLORIDES; CHLORINATION; CHLORINE; GAS FLOW; GRAIN SIZE; HEATING; IRON; IRON CHLORIDES; IRON OXIDES; ORE PROCESSING; RECOVERY; URANIUM; URANIUM CHLORIDES

Citation Formats

Hanley, W.R. VOLATILE CHLORIDE PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF METAL VALUES. United States: N. p., 1959. Web.
Hanley, W.R. VOLATILE CHLORIDE PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF METAL VALUES. United States.
Hanley, W.R. Thu . "VOLATILE CHLORIDE PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF METAL VALUES". United States.
@article{osti_4261334,
title = {VOLATILE CHLORIDE PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF METAL VALUES},
author = {Hanley, W.R.},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for recovering uranium, iron, and aluminum from centain shale type ores which contain uranium in minute quantities. The ore is heated wiih a chlorinating agent. such as chlorine, to form a volatilized stream of metal chlorides. The chloride stream is then passed through granular alumina which preferentially absorbs the volatile uranium chloride and from which the uranium may later be recovered. The remaining volatilized chlorides, chiefly those of iron and aluminum, are further treated to recover chlorine gas for recycle, and to recover ferric oxide and aluminum oxide as valuable by-products.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1959},
month = {1}
}