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Title: PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM

Abstract

A process for the separation of plutonium from uranlum and other associated radioactlve fission products ls descrlbed conslstlng of contacting an acid solution containing plutonium in the tetravalent state and uranium in the hexavalent state with enough ammonium carbonate to form an alkaline solution, adding cupferron to selectlvely form plutonlum cupferrlde, then recoverlng the plutonium cupferride by extraction with a water lmmiscible organic solvent such as chloroform.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4296201
Patent Number(s):
2864841
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-13-008438
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; ACIDS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; AMINES; AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBONATES; CHLOROFORM; COPPER ALLOYS; CUPFERRON; FISSION PRODUCTS; HYDROXIDES; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; IRON COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM ALLOYS; PLUTONIUM COMPLEXES; RADIOACTIVITY; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; SOLVENTS; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Potratz, H A. PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Potratz, H A. PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM. United States.
Potratz, H A. Tue . "PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF PLUTONIUM". United States.
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author = {Potratz, H A},
abstractNote = {A process for the separation of plutonium from uranlum and other associated radioactlve fission products ls descrlbed conslstlng of contacting an acid solution containing plutonium in the tetravalent state and uranium in the hexavalent state with enough ammonium carbonate to form an alkaline solution, adding cupferron to selectlvely form plutonlum cupferrlde, then recoverlng the plutonium cupferride by extraction with a water lmmiscible organic solvent such as chloroform.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {12}
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