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Title: Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys

Abstract

Niobium is recovered from scrap uranium-niobium alloy by melting the scrap with tin, solidifying the billet thus formed, heating the billet to combine niobium with tin therein, placing the billet in hydrochloric acid to dissolve the uranium and form a precipitate of niobium stannide, then separating the precipitate from the acid.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5840656
Application Number:
ON: DE83018047
Assignee:
ERA-08-053687; EDB-83-175411
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NIOBIUM; RECOVERY; NIOBIUM ALLOYS; PYROCHEMICAL REPROCESSING; URANIUM BASE ALLOYS; HYDROCHLORIC ACID; MELTING; SCRAP; TIN; ACTINIDE ALLOYS; ALLOYS; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; METALS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; REPROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SOLID WASTES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; URANIUM ALLOYS; WASTES; 052001* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

Wallace, S.A., Creech, E.T., and Northcutt, W.G. Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Wallace, S.A., Creech, E.T., & Northcutt, W.G. Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys. United States.
Wallace, S.A., Creech, E.T., and Northcutt, W.G. Mon . "Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys". United States.
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title = {Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys},
author = {Wallace, S.A. and Creech, E.T. and Northcutt, W.G.},
abstractNote = {Niobium is recovered from scrap uranium-niobium alloy by melting the scrap with tin, solidifying the billet thus formed, heating the billet to combine niobium with tin therein, placing the billet in hydrochloric acid to dissolve the uranium and form a precipitate of niobium stannide, then separating the precipitate from the acid.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {9}
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