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Title: Process for the disposal of alkali metals

Abstract

Large quantities of alkali metals may be safely reacted for ultimate disposal by contact with a hot concentrated caustic solution. The alkali metals react with water in the caustic solution in a controlled reaction while steam dilutes the hydrogen formed by the reaction to a safe level.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Arco, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Aerojet Nuclear Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho (USA). Idaho National Engineering Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
862874
Patent Number(s):
4032614
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01D - COMPOUNDS OF ALKALI METALS, i.e. LITHIUM, SODIUM, POTASSIUM, RUBIDIUM, CAESIUM, OR FRANCIUM
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-1375
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; disposal; alkali; metals; quantities; safely; reacted; ultimate; contact; hot; concentrated; caustic; solution; react; water; controlled; reaction; steam; dilutes; hydrogen; formed; safe; level; caustic solution; alkali metal; alkali metals; safely reacted; hot concentrated; controlled reaction; /423/376/976/

Citation Formats

Lewis, Leroy C. Process for the disposal of alkali metals. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Lewis, Leroy C. Process for the disposal of alkali metals. United States.
Lewis, Leroy C. Sat . "Process for the disposal of alkali metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862874.
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abstractNote = {Large quantities of alkali metals may be safely reacted for ultimate disposal by contact with a hot concentrated caustic solution. The alkali metals react with water in the caustic solution in a controlled reaction while steam dilutes the hydrogen formed by the reaction to a safe level.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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