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Title: ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION METHOD

Abstract

A method is presented for separating plutonium values from fission product values in aqueous acidic solution. This is accomplished by flowing the solutlon containing such values through a bed of zirconium orthophosphate. Any fission products adsorbed can subsequently be eluted by washing the column with a solution of 2N HNO/sub 3/ and O.lN H/sub 3/PO/sub 4/. Plutonium values may subsequently be desorbed by contacting the column with a solution of 7N HNO/sub 3/ .

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4282198
Patent Number(s):
2859093
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008384
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; ACIDS; ADSORPTION; CLEANING; EXTRACTION COLUMNS; FISSION PRODUCTS; LIQUID FLOW; NITRIC ACID; PHOSPHORIC ACID; PLUTONIUM; QUANTITY RATIO; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; WATER; ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATES

Citation Formats

Russell, E R, Adamson, A S, Schubert, J, and Boyd, G E. ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION METHOD. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Russell, E R, Adamson, A S, Schubert, J, & Boyd, G E. ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION METHOD. United States.
Russell, E R, Adamson, A S, Schubert, J, and Boyd, G E. Sat . "ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION METHOD". United States.
@article{osti_4282198,
title = {ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE ADSORPTION METHOD},
author = {Russell, E R and Adamson, A S and Schubert, J and Boyd, G E},
abstractNote = {A method is presented for separating plutonium values from fission product values in aqueous acidic solution. This is accomplished by flowing the solutlon containing such values through a bed of zirconium orthophosphate. Any fission products adsorbed can subsequently be eluted by washing the column with a solution of 2N HNO/sub 3/ and O.lN H/sub 3/PO/sub 4/. Plutonium values may subsequently be desorbed by contacting the column with a solution of 7N HNO/sub 3/ .},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {11}
}