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Title: Process for removing carbon from uranium

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862665
Patent Number(s):
3985551
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
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/

Citation Formats

Powell, George L, and Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E. Process for removing carbon from uranium. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Powell, George L, & Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E. Process for removing carbon from uranium. United States.
Powell, George L, and Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E. Thu . "Process for removing carbon from uranium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862665.
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title = {Process for removing carbon from uranium},
author = {Powell, George L and Holcombe, Jr., Cressie E.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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