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Title: PROCESSES OF RECOVERING URANIUM FROM A CALUTRON

Abstract

An improved process is described for recovering the residue of a uranium compound which has been subjected to treatment in a calutron, from the parts of the calutron disposed in the source region upon which the residue is deposited. The process may be utilized when the uranium compound adheres to a surface containing metals of the group consisting of copper, iron, chromium, and nickel. The steps comprise washing the surface with an aqueous acidic oxidizing solvent for the uranium whereby there is obtained an acidic aqueous Solution containing uranium as uranyl ions and metals of said group as impurities, treating the acidic solution with sodium acetate in the presenee of added sodium nitrate to precipitate the uranium as sodium uranyl acetate away from the impurities in the solution, and separating the sodium uranyl acetate from the solution.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4301391
Patent Number(s):
2843451
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-000987
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000987
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACETATES; ACIDITY; CALUTRON; CATIONS; CHROMIUM; CLEANING; COPPER; IMPURITIES; IRON; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; NICKEL; NITRATES; OXIDATION; PRECIPITATION; RECOVERY; RESIDUES; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLUTIONS; SURFACES; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANYL COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Baird, D.O., and Zumwalt, L.R. PROCESSES OF RECOVERING URANIUM FROM A CALUTRON. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Baird, D.O., & Zumwalt, L.R. PROCESSES OF RECOVERING URANIUM FROM A CALUTRON. United States.
Baird, D.O., and Zumwalt, L.R. Tue . "PROCESSES OF RECOVERING URANIUM FROM A CALUTRON". United States.
@article{osti_4301391,
title = {PROCESSES OF RECOVERING URANIUM FROM A CALUTRON},
author = {Baird, D.O. and Zumwalt, L.R.},
abstractNote = {An improved process is described for recovering the residue of a uranium compound which has been subjected to treatment in a calutron, from the parts of the calutron disposed in the source region upon which the residue is deposited. The process may be utilized when the uranium compound adheres to a surface containing metals of the group consisting of copper, iron, chromium, and nickel. The steps comprise washing the surface with an aqueous acidic oxidizing solvent for the uranium whereby there is obtained an acidic aqueous Solution containing uranium as uranyl ions and metals of said group as impurities, treating the acidic solution with sodium acetate in the presenee of added sodium nitrate to precipitate the uranium as sodium uranyl acetate away from the impurities in the solution, and separating the sodium uranyl acetate from the solution.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {7}
}