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Title: PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM HALIDES

Abstract

A process amd associated apparatus for producing UF/sub 4/ from U/sub 3/ O/sub 8/ by a fluidized'' technique are reported. The U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ is first reduced to UO/sub 2/ by reaction with hydrogen, and the lower oxide of uranium is then reacted with gaseous HF to produce UF/sub 4/. In each case the reactant gas is used, alone or in combination with inert gases, to fluidize'' the finely divided reactant solid. The complete setup of the plant equipment including bins, reactor and the associated piping and valving, is described. An auxiliary fluorination reactor allows for the direct production of UF/sub 6/ from UF/sub 4/ and fluorine gas, or if desired, UF/sub 4/ may be collected as the product.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4337217
Patent Number(s):
2811414
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-004599
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004599
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; FLUORINATION; HALIDES; HYDROFLUORIC ACID; HYDROGEN; INERT GASES; PATENT; PIPES; PRODUCTION; REACTORS; REDUCTION; SOLIDS; URANIUM DIOXIDE; URANIUM OXIDES; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; VALVES

Citation Formats

Murphree, E.V. PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM HALIDES. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Murphree, E.V. PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM HALIDES. United States.
Murphree, E.V. Tue . "PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM HALIDES". United States.
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title = {PROCESS FOR PRODUCING URANIUM HALIDES},
author = {Murphree, E.V.},
abstractNote = {A process amd associated apparatus for producing UF/sub 4/ from U/sub 3/ O/sub 8/ by a fluidized'' technique are reported. The U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ is first reduced to UO/sub 2/ by reaction with hydrogen, and the lower oxide of uranium is then reacted with gaseous HF to produce UF/sub 4/. In each case the reactant gas is used, alone or in combination with inert gases, to fluidize'' the finely divided reactant solid. The complete setup of the plant equipment including bins, reactor and the associated piping and valving, is described. An auxiliary fluorination reactor allows for the direct production of UF/sub 6/ from UF/sub 4/ and fluorine gas, or if desired, UF/sub 4/ may be collected as the product.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {10}
}