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Title: Recovery of niobium from irradiated targets

Abstract

A process for selective separation of niobium from proton irradiated molybdenum targets is provided and includes dissolving the molybdenum target in a hydrogen peroxide solution to form a first ion-containing solution, contacting the first ion-containing solution with a cationic resin whereby ions selected form the group consisting of molybdenum, biobium, technetium, selenium, vanadium, arsenic, germanium, zirconium and rubidium remain in a second ion-containing solution while ions selected from the group consisting of rubidium, zinc, beryllium, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, strontium, yttrium and zirconium are selectively adsorbed by the cationic resin; adjusting the pH of the second ion-containing solution to within a range of from about 5.0 to about 6.0; contacting the pH adjusting second ion-containing solution with a dextran-based material for a time to selectively separate niobium from the solution and recovering the niobium from the dextran-based material.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
869200
Patent Number(s):
5296203
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Department (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
recovery; niobium; irradiated; targets; process; selective; separation; proton; molybdenum; provided; dissolving; target; hydrogen; peroxide; solution; form; ion-containing; contacting; cationic; resin; whereby; selected; consisting; biobium; technetium; selenium; vanadium; arsenic; germanium; zirconium; rubidium; remain; zinc; beryllium; cobalt; iron; manganese; chromium; strontium; yttrium; selectively; adsorbed; adjusting; ph; range; dextran-based; material; time; separate; recovering; cationic resin; irradiated molybdenum; irradiated target; hydrogen peroxide; selective separation; ion-containing solution; dextran-based material; resin whereby; proton irradiated; rubidium remain; ph adjusting; selectively adsorbed; molybdenum targets; molybdenum target; peroxide solution; containing solution; irradiated targets; oxide solution; /423/210/376/976/

Citation Formats

Phillips, Dennis R., Jamriska, Sr., David J., and Hamilton, Virginia T. Recovery of niobium from irradiated targets. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Phillips, Dennis R., Jamriska, Sr., David J., & Hamilton, Virginia T. Recovery of niobium from irradiated targets. United States.
Phillips, Dennis R., Jamriska, Sr., David J., and Hamilton, Virginia T. Sat . "Recovery of niobium from irradiated targets". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869200.
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title = {Recovery of niobium from irradiated targets},
author = {Phillips, Dennis R. and Jamriska, Sr., David J. and Hamilton, Virginia T.},
abstractNote = {A process for selective separation of niobium from proton irradiated molybdenum targets is provided and includes dissolving the molybdenum target in a hydrogen peroxide solution to form a first ion-containing solution, contacting the first ion-containing solution with a cationic resin whereby ions selected form the group consisting of molybdenum, biobium, technetium, selenium, vanadium, arsenic, germanium, zirconium and rubidium remain in a second ion-containing solution while ions selected from the group consisting of rubidium, zinc, beryllium, cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, strontium, yttrium and zirconium are selectively adsorbed by the cationic resin; adjusting the pH of the second ion-containing solution to within a range of from about 5.0 to about 6.0; contacting the pH adjusting second ion-containing solution with a dextran-based material for a time to selectively separate niobium from the solution and recovering the niobium from the dextran-based material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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