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Title: SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR URANIUM RECOVERY

Abstract

A process is described for extracting uranium from uranium ore, wherein the uranium is substantially free from molybdenum contamination. In a solvent extraction process for recovering uranium, uranium and molybdenum ions are extracted from the ore with ether under high acidity conditions. The ether phase is then stripped with water at a lower controiled acidity, resaturated with salting materials such as sodium nitrate, and reextracted with the separation of the molybdenum from the uranium without interference from other metals that have been previously extracted.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4309687
Patent Number(s):
2839357
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014416
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ACIDITY; CONTAMINATION; ETHERS; IONS; MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS; ORES; PATENT; RECOVERY; SODIUM NITRATES; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; WATER

Citation Formats

Clark, H M, and Duffey, D. SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR URANIUM RECOVERY. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Clark, H M, & Duffey, D. SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR URANIUM RECOVERY. United States.
Clark, H M, and Duffey, D. Tue . "SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR URANIUM RECOVERY". United States.
@article{osti_4309687,
title = {SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESS FOR URANIUM RECOVERY},
author = {Clark, H M and Duffey, D},
abstractNote = {A process is described for extracting uranium from uranium ore, wherein the uranium is substantially free from molybdenum contamination. In a solvent extraction process for recovering uranium, uranium and molybdenum ions are extracted from the ore with ether under high acidity conditions. The ether phase is then stripped with water at a lower controiled acidity, resaturated with salting materials such as sodium nitrate, and reextracted with the separation of the molybdenum from the uranium without interference from other metals that have been previously extracted.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {6}
}