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Title: ELECTROLYTIC SEPARATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS

Abstract

A method is given for dissolving stainless steel-c lad fuel elements in dilute acids such as half normal sulfuric acid. The fuel element is made the anode in a Y-shaped electrolytic cell which has a flowing mercury cathode; the stainless steel elements are entrained in the mercury and stripped therefrom by a continuous process. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4793238
Patent Number(s):
3024172
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
NSA Number:
NSA-16-010118
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; ANODES; CATHODES; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; FUEL ELEMENTS; IONIZATION; MERCURY; PATENT; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLUTIONS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; STAINLESS STEELS; STRIPPING; SULFURIC ACID

Citation Formats

McLain, Jr, M E, and Roberts, M W. ELECTROLYTIC SEPARATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
McLain, Jr, M E, & Roberts, M W. ELECTROLYTIC SEPARATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS. United States.
McLain, Jr, M E, and Roberts, M W. Thu . "ELECTROLYTIC SEPARATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS". United States.
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author = {McLain, Jr, M E and Roberts, M W},
abstractNote = {A method is given for dissolving stainless steel-c lad fuel elements in dilute acids such as half normal sulfuric acid. The fuel element is made the anode in a Y-shaped electrolytic cell which has a flowing mercury cathode; the stainless steel elements are entrained in the mercury and stripped therefrom by a continuous process. (AEC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {3}
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