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Title: ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS

Abstract

A process is presented for the treatment of radioactivc waste nitric acid solutions. The nitric acid solution is neutralized with an alkali metal hydroxide in an amount sufficient to precipitate insoluble hydroxides, and after separation of the precipitate the solution is electrolyzed to convert the alkali nitrate formed, to alkali hydroxide, gaseous ammonla and oxygen. The solution is then reusable after reducing the volume by evaporating the water and dissolved ammonia.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4281619
Patent Number(s):
2854315
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-004374
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004374
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALKALI METALS; AMMONIA; ELECTROLYSIS; EVAPORATION; GASES; HYDROXIDES; NITRATES; NITRIC ACID; OXYGEN; PRECIPITATION; RADIOACTIVITY; REDUCTION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; VOLUME; WASTE SOLUTIONS; WATER

Citation Formats

Alter, H.W., and Barney, D.L. ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Alter, H.W., & Barney, D.L. ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS. United States.
Alter, H.W., and Barney, D.L. Tue . "ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS". United States.
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title = {ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF NITRIC ACID SOLUTIONS},
author = {Alter, H.W. and Barney, D.L.},
abstractNote = {A process is presented for the treatment of radioactivc waste nitric acid solutions. The nitric acid solution is neutralized with an alkali metal hydroxide in an amount sufficient to precipitate insoluble hydroxides, and after separation of the precipitate the solution is electrolyzed to convert the alkali nitrate formed, to alkali hydroxide, gaseous ammonla and oxygen. The solution is then reusable after reducing the volume by evaporating the water and dissolved ammonia.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {9}
}