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Title: PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE

Abstract

A process is described for the manufacture of uranium bexafluoride which consists in contacting an oxide of uranium simultaneously with elemental carbon and elemental fluorine at an elevated temperature, using a proportion of the carbon to the oxide about 50% in excess of that theoretically required to combine with f the oxygen as C0/.sub 2/. The process has the advantage that the uranium oxide is reduced by tbe carbon aad converted to the hexafluoride in a single operation.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4282160
Patent Number(s):
2859096
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008387
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008387
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CARBON; CARBON DIOXIDE; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; FABRICATION; FLUORINE; HIGH TEMPERATURE; OXIDATION; PRODUCTION; QUANTITY RATIO; REDUCTION; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM FLUORIDES; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; URANIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Fowler, R.D. PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Fowler, R.D. PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE. United States.
Fowler, R.D. Sat . "PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE". United States.
@article{osti_4282160,
title = {PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE},
author = {Fowler, R.D.},
abstractNote = {A process is described for the manufacture of uranium bexafluoride which consists in contacting an oxide of uranium simultaneously with elemental carbon and elemental fluorine at an elevated temperature, using a proportion of the carbon to the oxide about 50% in excess of that theoretically required to combine with f the oxygen as C0/.sub 2/. The process has the advantage that the uranium oxide is reduced by tbe carbon aad converted to the hexafluoride in a single operation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}