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Title: Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys

Abstract

Niobium is recovered from scrap uranium-niobium alloy by melting the scrap with tin, solidifying the billet thus formed, heating the billet to combine niobium with tin therein, placing the billet in hydrochloric acid to dissolve the uranium and leave an insoluble residue of niobium stannide, then separating the niobium stannide from the acid.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864758
Patent Number(s):
4412860
Assignee:
Wallace; Steven A. (Knoxville, TN); Creech; Edward T. (Oak Ridge, TN); Northcutt; Walter G. (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; recovering; niobium; uranium-niobium; alloys; recovered; scrap; alloy; melting; solidifying; billet; formed; heating; combine; therein; placing; hydrochloric; acid; dissolve; uranium; leave; insoluble; residue; stannide; separating; hydrochloric acid; niobium alloys; niobium alloy; uranium-niobium alloy; /75/423/505/

Citation Formats

Wallace, Steven A., Creech, Edward T., and Northcutt, Walter G. Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Wallace, Steven A., Creech, Edward T., & Northcutt, Walter G. Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys. United States.
Wallace, Steven A., Creech, Edward T., and Northcutt, Walter G. Sat . "Process for recovering niobium from uranium-niobium alloys". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864758.
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author = {Wallace, Steven A. and Creech, Edward T. and Northcutt, Walter G.},
abstractNote = {Niobium is recovered from scrap uranium-niobium alloy by melting the scrap with tin, solidifying the billet thus formed, heating the billet to combine niobium with tin therein, placing the billet in hydrochloric acid to dissolve the uranium and leave an insoluble residue of niobium stannide, then separating the niobium stannide from the acid.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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