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Title: Process for recovering uranium from waste hydrocarbon oils containing the same. [Uranium contaminated lubricating oils from gaseous diffusion compressors]

Abstract

The invention is a process for the recovery of uranium from uranium-bearing hydrocarbon oils containing carboxylic acid as a degradation product. In one aspect, the invention comprises providing an emulsion of water and the oil, heating the same to a temperature effecting conversion of the emulsion to an organic phase and to an acidic aqueous phase containing uranium carboxylate, and recovering the uranium from the aqueous phase. The process is effective, simple and comparatively inexpensive. It avoids the use of toxic reagents and the formation of undesirable intermediates.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6219801
Application Number:
ON: DE83010515
Assignee:
EDB-83-073696
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; URANIUM; RECOVERY; SEPARATION PROCESSES; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; EMULSIONS; LUBRICATING OILS; WASTE OILS; ACTINIDES; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; LUBRICANTS; METALS; OILS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; 050600* - Nuclear Fuels- By-Products- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Conrad, M.C., Getz, P.A., Hickman, J.E., and Payne, L.D. Process for recovering uranium from waste hydrocarbon oils containing the same. [Uranium contaminated lubricating oils from gaseous diffusion compressors]. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Conrad, M.C., Getz, P.A., Hickman, J.E., & Payne, L.D. Process for recovering uranium from waste hydrocarbon oils containing the same. [Uranium contaminated lubricating oils from gaseous diffusion compressors]. United States.
Conrad, M.C., Getz, P.A., Hickman, J.E., and Payne, L.D. Tue . "Process for recovering uranium from waste hydrocarbon oils containing the same. [Uranium contaminated lubricating oils from gaseous diffusion compressors]". United States.
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title = {Process for recovering uranium from waste hydrocarbon oils containing the same. [Uranium contaminated lubricating oils from gaseous diffusion compressors]},
author = {Conrad, M.C. and Getz, P.A. and Hickman, J.E. and Payne, L.D.},
abstractNote = {The invention is a process for the recovery of uranium from uranium-bearing hydrocarbon oils containing carboxylic acid as a degradation product. In one aspect, the invention comprises providing an emulsion of water and the oil, heating the same to a temperature effecting conversion of the emulsion to an organic phase and to an acidic aqueous phase containing uranium carboxylate, and recovering the uranium from the aqueous phase. The process is effective, simple and comparatively inexpensive. It avoids the use of toxic reagents and the formation of undesirable intermediates.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {6}
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