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Title: Separation of iodine from mercury containing scrubbing solutions

Abstract

Radioactive iodines can be recovered from a nitric acid scrub solution containing mercuric nitrate by passing a current through the scrub solution to react the iodine with the mercuric nitrate to form mercuric iodate which precipitates out. The mercuric iodate can then be reacted to recover the radioiodine for further processing into a form suitable for long-term storage and to recover the mercury for recycling.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863390
Patent Number(s):
4162206
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
separation; iodine; mercury; containing; scrubbing; solutions; radioactive; iodines; recovered; nitric; acid; scrub; solution; mercuric; nitrate; passing; current; react; form; iodate; precipitates; reacted; recover; radioiodine; processing; suitable; long-term; storage; recycling; term storage; radioactive iodine; solution containing; nitric acid; long-term storage; scrub solution; mercuric nitrate; mercuric iodate; mercury containing; form suitable; acid scrub; /205/976/

Citation Formats

Burger, Leland L, and Scheele, Randall D. Separation of iodine from mercury containing scrubbing solutions. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Burger, Leland L, & Scheele, Randall D. Separation of iodine from mercury containing scrubbing solutions. United States.
Burger, Leland L, and Scheele, Randall D. Mon . "Separation of iodine from mercury containing scrubbing solutions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863390.
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title = {Separation of iodine from mercury containing scrubbing solutions},
author = {Burger, Leland L and Scheele, Randall D},
abstractNote = {Radioactive iodines can be recovered from a nitric acid scrub solution containing mercuric nitrate by passing a current through the scrub solution to react the iodine with the mercuric nitrate to form mercuric iodate which precipitates out. The mercuric iodate can then be reacted to recover the radioiodine for further processing into a form suitable for long-term storage and to recover the mercury for recycling.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
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