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Title: PROCESS OF DISSOLVING ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Abstract

A process is described for dissolving binary zirconium-uranium alloys where the uranium content is about 2%. In prior dissolution procedures for these alloys, an oxidizing agent was added to prevent the precipitation of uranium tetrafluoride. In the present method complete dissolution is accomplished without the use of the oxidizing agent by using only the stoichiometric amount or slight excess of HF required by the zirconium. The concentration of the acid may range from 2M to 10M and the dissolution is advatageously carried out at a temperature of 80 deg C.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4304923
Patent Number(s):
2820692
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-12-007004
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ENRICHMENT; OXIDATION; PATENT; PRECIPITATION; SOLVENTS; URANIUM; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

Citation Formats

Shor, R S, and Vogler, S. PROCESS OF DISSOLVING ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Shor, R S, & Vogler, S. PROCESS OF DISSOLVING ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS. United States.
Shor, R S, and Vogler, S. Tue . "PROCESS OF DISSOLVING ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS". United States.
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title = {PROCESS OF DISSOLVING ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS},
author = {Shor, R S and Vogler, S},
abstractNote = {A process is described for dissolving binary zirconium-uranium alloys where the uranium content is about 2%. In prior dissolution procedures for these alloys, an oxidizing agent was added to prevent the precipitation of uranium tetrafluoride. In the present method complete dissolution is accomplished without the use of the oxidizing agent by using only the stoichiometric amount or slight excess of HF required by the zirconium. The concentration of the acid may range from 2M to 10M and the dissolution is advatageously carried out at a temperature of 80 deg C.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {1}
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