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Title: Method for the recovery of uranium values from uranium tetrafluoride

Abstract

The invention is a novel method for the recovery of uranium from dry, particulate uranium tetrafluoride. In one aspect, the invention comprises reacting particulate uranium tetrafluoride and calcium oxide in the presence of gaseous oxygen to effect formation of the corresponding alkaline earth metal uranate and alkaline earth metal fluoride. The product uranate is highly soluble in various acidic solutions whereas the product fluoride is virtually insoluble therein. The product mixture of uranate and alkaline earth metal fluoride is contacted with a suitable acid to provide a uranium-containing solution, from which the uranium is recovered. The invention can achieve quantitative recovery of uranium in highly pure form.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5626432
Application Number:
ON: DE83018011
Assignee:
ERA-08-053472; EDB-83-175228
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76OR01156
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; PURIFICATION; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM OXIDES; PARTICULATES; RECOVERY; URANATES; URANIUM; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; ACTINIDES; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; ELEMENTS; FLUORIDES; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; METALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PARTICLES; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM FLUORIDES; 050700* - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties

Citation Formats

Kreuzmann, A.B. Method for the recovery of uranium values from uranium tetrafluoride. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Kreuzmann, A.B. Method for the recovery of uranium values from uranium tetrafluoride. United States.
Kreuzmann, A.B. Wed . "Method for the recovery of uranium values from uranium tetrafluoride". United States.
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title = {Method for the recovery of uranium values from uranium tetrafluoride},
author = {Kreuzmann, A.B.},
abstractNote = {The invention is a novel method for the recovery of uranium from dry, particulate uranium tetrafluoride. In one aspect, the invention comprises reacting particulate uranium tetrafluoride and calcium oxide in the presence of gaseous oxygen to effect formation of the corresponding alkaline earth metal uranate and alkaline earth metal fluoride. The product uranate is highly soluble in various acidic solutions whereas the product fluoride is virtually insoluble therein. The product mixture of uranate and alkaline earth metal fluoride is contacted with a suitable acid to provide a uranium-containing solution, from which the uranium is recovered. The invention can achieve quantitative recovery of uranium in highly pure form.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {10}
}