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Title: Process of [sup 196]Hg enrichment

Abstract

A simple rate equation model shows that by increasing the length of the photochemical reactor and/or by increasing the photon intensity in said reactor, the feedstock utilization of [sup 196]Hg will be increased. Two preferred embodiments of the present invention are described, namely (1) long reactors using long photochemical lamps and vapor filters; and (2) quartz reactors with external UV reflecting films. These embodiments have each been constructed and operated, demonstrating the enhanced utilization process dictated by the mathematical model (also provided).

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6258089
Patent Number(s):
5205913 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-732866
Assignee:
GTE Products Corp., Danvers, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 18 Jul 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CHEMICAL REACTORS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MERCURY 196; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; PHOTOLYSIS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; FABRICATION; LENGTH; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; DIMENSIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; KINETICS; MERCURY ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; RADIATIONS; REACTION KINETICS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; STABLE ISOTOPES; 400202* - Isotope Effects, Isotope Exchange, & Isotope Separation; 400500 - Photochemistry

Citation Formats

Grossman, M W, and Mellor, C E. Process of [sup 196]Hg enrichment. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Grossman, M W, & Mellor, C E. Process of [sup 196]Hg enrichment. United States.
Grossman, M W, and Mellor, C E. Tue . "Process of [sup 196]Hg enrichment". United States.
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