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Title: Method for producing nuclear fuel

Abstract

Nuclear fuel is made by contacting an aqueous solution containing an actinide salt with an aqueous solution containing ammonium hydroxide, ammonium oxalate, or oxalic acid in an amount that will react with a fraction of the actinide salt to form a precipitate consisting of the hydroxide or oxalate of the actinide. A slurry consisting of the precipitate and solution containing the unreacted actinide salt is formed into drops which are gelled, calcined, and pressed to form pellets.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864549
Patent Number(s):
4382885
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; producing; nuclear; fuel; contacting; aqueous; solution; containing; actinide; salt; ammonium; hydroxide; oxalate; oxalic; acid; amount; react; fraction; form; precipitate; consisting; slurry; unreacted; formed; drops; gelled; calcined; pressed; pellets; ammonium hydroxide; oxalic acid; solution containing; nuclear fuel; aqueous solution; producing nuclear; /252/976/

Citation Formats

Haas, Paul A. Method for producing nuclear fuel. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Haas, Paul A. Method for producing nuclear fuel. United States.
Haas, Paul A. Sat . "Method for producing nuclear fuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864549.
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title = {Method for producing nuclear fuel},
author = {Haas, Paul A.},
abstractNote = {Nuclear fuel is made by contacting an aqueous solution containing an actinide salt with an aqueous solution containing ammonium hydroxide, ammonium oxalate, or oxalic acid in an amount that will react with a fraction of the actinide salt to form a precipitate consisting of the hydroxide or oxalate of the actinide. A slurry consisting of the precipitate and solution containing the unreacted actinide salt is formed into drops which are gelled, calcined, and pressed to form pellets.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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