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Title: Mercury-free dissolution of aluminum-clad fuel in nitric acid

Abstract

A mercury-free dissolution process for aluminum involves placing the aluminum in a dissolver vessel in contact with nitric acid-fluoboric acid mixture at an elevated temperature. By maintaining a continuous flow of the acid mixture through the dissolver vessel, an effluent containing aluminum nitrate, nitric acid, fluoboric acid and other dissolved components are removed. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6942297
Patent Number(s):
5364603 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-105236
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Aug 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ALUMINIUM; DISSOLUTION; FUEL CANS; ALUMINIUM NITRATES; INORGANIC ACIDS; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; ELEMENTS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; METALS; NITRATES; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 050800* - Nuclear Fuels- Spent Fuels Reprocessing

Citation Formats

Christian, J D, and Anderson, P A. Mercury-free dissolution of aluminum-clad fuel in nitric acid. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Christian, J D, & Anderson, P A. Mercury-free dissolution of aluminum-clad fuel in nitric acid. United States.
Christian, J D, and Anderson, P A. Tue . "Mercury-free dissolution of aluminum-clad fuel in nitric acid". United States.
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abstractNote = {A mercury-free dissolution process for aluminum involves placing the aluminum in a dissolver vessel in contact with nitric acid-fluoboric acid mixture at an elevated temperature. By maintaining a continuous flow of the acid mixture through the dissolver vessel, an effluent containing aluminum nitrate, nitric acid, fluoboric acid and other dissolved components are removed. 5 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
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