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Title: Plutonium recovery from organic materials

Abstract

A method is described for removing plutonium or the like from organic material wherein the organic material is leached with a solution containing a strong reducing agent such as titanium (III) (Ti/sup +3None)/, chromium (II) (Cr/ sup +2/), vanadium (II) (V/sup +2/) ions, or ferrous ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA), the leaching yielding a plutonium-containing solution that is further processed to recover plutonium. The leach solution may also contain citrate or tartrate ion. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4346865
Patent Number(s):
3778497
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01G - COMPOUNDS CONTAINING METALS NOT COVERED BY SUBCLASSES C01D OR C01F
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-29-026755
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1972 Jul 28; Other Information: C01f13/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N40430* -Chemistry-Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Radioactive Waste Treatment; *PLUTONIUM- SEPARATION PROCESSES; CELLULOSE; CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS; HYDROCARBONS; IRON COMPOUNDS; LEACHING; POLYETHYLENES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; REDUCTION; TITANIUM COMPOUNDS; VANADIUM COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Deaton, R L, and Silver, G L. Plutonium recovery from organic materials. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Deaton, R L, & Silver, G L. Plutonium recovery from organic materials. United States.
Deaton, R L, and Silver, G L. Tue . "Plutonium recovery from organic materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for removing plutonium or the like from organic material wherein the organic material is leached with a solution containing a strong reducing agent such as titanium (III) (Ti/sup +3None)/, chromium (II) (Cr/ sup +2/), vanadium (II) (V/sup +2/) ions, or ferrous ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA), the leaching yielding a plutonium-containing solution that is further processed to recover plutonium. The leach solution may also contain citrate or tartrate ion. (Official Gazette)},
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