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Title: Process for preparing a chemical compound enriched in isotope content

Abstract

A process to prepare a chemical enriched in isotope content which includes: (a) A chemical exchange reaction between a first and second compound which yields an isotopically enriched first compound and an isotopically depleted second compound; (b) the removal of a portion of the first compound as product and the removal of a portion of the second compound as spent material; (c) the conversion of the remainder of the first compound to the second compound for reflux at the product end of the chemical exchange reaction region; (d) the conversion of the remainder of the second compound to the first compound for reflux at the spent material end of the chemical exchange region; and the cycling of the additional chemicals produced by one conversion reaction to the other conversion reaction, for consumption therein. One of the conversion reactions is an oxidation reaction, and the energy that it yields is used to drive the other conversion reaction, a reduction. The reduction reaction is carried out in a solid polymer electrolyte electrolytic reactor. The overall process is energy efficient and yields no waste by-products.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Spring Valley, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Mound Lab., Miamisburg, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
864296
Patent Number(s):
4343685
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-04-0053
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; preparing; chemical; compound; enriched; isotope; content; prepare; exchange; reaction; yields; isotopically; depleted; removal; portion; product; spent; material; conversion; remainder; reflux; region; cycling; additional; chemicals; produced; consumption; therein; reactions; oxidation; energy; drive; reduction; carried; solid; polymer; electrolyte; electrolytic; reactor; overall; efficient; waste; by-products; isotopically enriched; chemical exchange; polymer electrolyte; solid polymer; oxidation reaction; overall process; reduction reaction; energy efficient; exchange reaction; chemical compound; conversion reaction; conversion reactions; isotope content; /205/

Citation Formats

Michaels, Edward D. Process for preparing a chemical compound enriched in isotope content. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Michaels, Edward D. Process for preparing a chemical compound enriched in isotope content. United States.
Michaels, Edward D. Fri . "Process for preparing a chemical compound enriched in isotope content". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864296.
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abstractNote = {A process to prepare a chemical enriched in isotope content which includes: (a) A chemical exchange reaction between a first and second compound which yields an isotopically enriched first compound and an isotopically depleted second compound; (b) the removal of a portion of the first compound as product and the removal of a portion of the second compound as spent material; (c) the conversion of the remainder of the first compound to the second compound for reflux at the product end of the chemical exchange reaction region; (d) the conversion of the remainder of the second compound to the first compound for reflux at the spent material end of the chemical exchange region; and the cycling of the additional chemicals produced by one conversion reaction to the other conversion reaction, for consumption therein. One of the conversion reactions is an oxidation reaction, and the energy that it yields is used to drive the other conversion reaction, a reduction. The reduction reaction is carried out in a solid polymer electrolyte electrolytic reactor. The overall process is energy efficient and yields no waste by-products.},
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