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Title: Process for removing carbon from uranium

Carbon contamination is removed from uranium and uranium alloys by heating in inert atmosphere to 700.degree.-1900.degree.C in effective contact with yttrium to cause carbon in the uranium to react with the yttrium. The yttrium is either in direct contact with the contaminated uranium or in indirect contact by means of an intermediate transport medium.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862665
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC) ORNL
Patent Number(s):
US 3985551
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; removing; carbon; uranium; contamination; removed; alloys; heating; inert; atmosphere; 700; degree; -1900; effective; contact; yttrium; react; direct; contaminated; indirect; means; intermediate; transport; medium; uranium alloy; direct contact; inert atmosphere; uranium alloys; carbon contamination; removing carbon; effective contact; uranium carbon; /148/75/252/