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Title: DECONTAMINATION OF URANIUM

Abstract

This patent deals with the separation of rare earth and other fission products from neutron bombarded uranium. This is accomplished by melting the uranium in contact with either thorium oxide, maguesium oxide, alumnum oxide, beryllium oxide, or uranium dioxide. The melting is preferably carried out at from 1150 deg to 1400 deg C in an inert atmosphere, such as argon or helium. During this treatment a scale of uranium dioxide forms on the uranium whtch contains most of the fission products.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4343445
Patent Number(s):
2822260
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-010241
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010241
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ALUMINUM OXIDES; ARGON; BERYLLIUM OXIDES; DECONTAMINATION; FISSION PRODUCTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; INERT GASES; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; MELTING; NEUTRON BEAMS; PATENT; RARE EARTHS; THORIUM OXIDES; URANIUM; URANIUM DIOXIDE

Citation Formats

Feder, H.M., and Chellew, N.R. DECONTAMINATION OF URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Feder, H.M., & Chellew, N.R. DECONTAMINATION OF URANIUM. United States.
Feder, H.M., and Chellew, N.R. Sat . "DECONTAMINATION OF URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4343445,
title = {DECONTAMINATION OF URANIUM},
author = {Feder, H.M. and Chellew, N.R.},
abstractNote = {This patent deals with the separation of rare earth and other fission products from neutron bombarded uranium. This is accomplished by melting the uranium in contact with either thorium oxide, maguesium oxide, alumnum oxide, beryllium oxide, or uranium dioxide. The melting is preferably carried out at from 1150 deg to 1400 deg C in an inert atmosphere, such as argon or helium. During this treatment a scale of uranium dioxide forms on the uranium whtch contains most of the fission products.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {2}
}