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Title: URANIUM RECOVERY FROM NUCLEAR FUEL

Abstract

A process of recovering uranium from a UF/sub 4/-NaFZrF/sub 4/ mixture by spraying the molten mixture at about 200 deg C in nitrogen of super- atmospheric pressure into droplets not larger than 100 microns, and contacting the molten droplets with fluorine at about 200 deg C for 0.01 to 10 seconds in a container the walls of which have a temperature below the melting point of the mixture is described. Uranium hexafluoride is formed and volatilized and the uranium-free salt is solidified. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4800162
Patent Number(s):
3031261
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-013167
NSA Number:
NSA-16-013167
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CHEMISTRY; DISPERSIONS; FLUORINE; FUELS; FUSED SALTS; INJECTION; MEASURED VALUES; MELTING POINTS; MIXING; NITROGEN; PRESSURE; REACTION KINETICS; RECOVERY; SALTS; SODIUM FLUORIDES; SOLIDIFICATION; TEMPERATURE; URANIUM; URANIUM FLUORIDES; URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE; VOLATILITY; ZIRCONIUM FLUORIDES

Citation Formats

Vogel, R.C., and Rodger, W.A. URANIUM RECOVERY FROM NUCLEAR FUEL. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Vogel, R.C., & Rodger, W.A. URANIUM RECOVERY FROM NUCLEAR FUEL. United States.
Vogel, R.C., and Rodger, W.A. Tue . "URANIUM RECOVERY FROM NUCLEAR FUEL". United States.
@article{osti_4800162,
title = {URANIUM RECOVERY FROM NUCLEAR FUEL},
author = {Vogel, R.C. and Rodger, W.A.},
abstractNote = {A process of recovering uranium from a UF/sub 4/-NaFZrF/sub 4/ mixture by spraying the molten mixture at about 200 deg C in nitrogen of super- atmospheric pressure into droplets not larger than 100 microns, and contacting the molten droplets with fluorine at about 200 deg C for 0.01 to 10 seconds in a container the walls of which have a temperature below the melting point of the mixture is described. Uranium hexafluoride is formed and volatilized and the uranium-free salt is solidified. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1962},
month = {4}
}