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Title: PROCESS OF PURIFYING URANIUM

Abstract

A method of obtaining substantially pure uranium from a uranium composition contaminated with light element impurities such as sodium, magnesium, beryllium, and the like is described. An acidic aqueous solution containing tetravalent uranium is treated with a soluble molybdate to form insoluble uranous molybdate which is removed. This material after washing is dissolved in concentrated nitric acid to obtaln a uranyl nitrate solution from which highly purified uranium is obtained by extraction with ether.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4296200
Patent Number(s):
2865703
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008440
NSA Number:
NSA-13-008440
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; ACIDS; BERYLLIUM; CONTAMINATION; ETHERS; IMPURITIES; MAGNESIUM; MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS; MOLYBDENUM OXIDES; NITRATES; NITRIC ACID; REFINING; SODIUM; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; URANIUM; URANIUM OXIDES; URANYL COMPOUNDS; URANYL NITRATES; WATER

Citation Formats

Seaborg, G.T., Orlemann, E.F., and Jensen, L.H. PROCESS OF PURIFYING URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Seaborg, G.T., Orlemann, E.F., & Jensen, L.H. PROCESS OF PURIFYING URANIUM. United States.
Seaborg, G.T., Orlemann, E.F., and Jensen, L.H. Tue . "PROCESS OF PURIFYING URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4296200,
title = {PROCESS OF PURIFYING URANIUM},
author = {Seaborg, G.T. and Orlemann, E.F. and Jensen, L.H.},
abstractNote = {A method of obtaining substantially pure uranium from a uranium composition contaminated with light element impurities such as sodium, magnesium, beryllium, and the like is described. An acidic aqueous solution containing tetravalent uranium is treated with a soluble molybdate to form insoluble uranous molybdate which is removed. This material after washing is dissolved in concentrated nitric acid to obtaln a uranyl nitrate solution from which highly purified uranium is obtained by extraction with ether.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
}