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Title: PROCESS OF SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM URANIUM

Abstract

A process is presented for recovering plutonium values from aqueous solutions. It comprises forming a uranous hydroxide precipitate in such a plutonium bearing solution, at a pH of at least 5. The plutonium values are precipitated with and carried by the uranium hydroxide. The carrier precipitate is then redissolved in acid solution and the pH is adjusted to about 2.5, causing precipitation of the uranous hydroxide but leaving the still soluble plutonium values in solution.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4262026
Patent Number(s):
2851333
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-004332
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004332
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; ACIDS; CARRIERS; HYDROXIDES; PLUTONIUM; PRECIPITATION; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM HYDROXIDES

Citation Formats

Brown, H.S., and Hill, O.F. PROCESS OF SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Brown, H.S., & Hill, O.F. PROCESS OF SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM URANIUM. United States.
Brown, H.S., and Hill, O.F. Mon . "PROCESS OF SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4262026,
title = {PROCESS OF SEPARATING PLUTONIUM FROM URANIUM},
author = {Brown, H.S. and Hill, O.F.},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for recovering plutonium values from aqueous solutions. It comprises forming a uranous hydroxide precipitate in such a plutonium bearing solution, at a pH of at least 5. The plutonium values are precipitated with and carried by the uranium hydroxide. The carrier precipitate is then redissolved in acid solution and the pH is adjusted to about 2.5, causing precipitation of the uranous hydroxide but leaving the still soluble plutonium values in solution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}