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Title: Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal

Abstract

An electrolytic process for making uranium from uranium oxide using Cl.sub.2 anode product from an electrolytic cell to react with UO.sub.2 to form uranium chlorides. The chlorides are used in low concentrations in a melt comprising fluorides and chlorides of potassium, sodium and barium in the electrolytic cell. The electrolysis produces Cl.sub.2 at the anode that reacts with UO.sub.2 in the feed reactor to form soluble UCl.sub.4, available for a continuous process in the electrolytic cell, rather than having insoluble UO.sub.2 fouling the cell.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
875260
Patent Number(s):
H857
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrolytic; process; preparing; uranium; metal; oxide; anode; product; cell; react; uo; form; chlorides; concentrations; melt; comprising; fluorides; potassium; sodium; barium; electrolysis; produces; reacts; feed; reactor; soluble; ucl; available; continuous; insoluble; fouling; uranium chloride; electrolytic process; form uranium; uranium oxide; electrolytic cell; continuous process; uranium metal; melt comprising; preparing uranium; uranium chlorides; /205/75/423/

Citation Formats

Haas, Paul A. Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Haas, Paul A. Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal. United States.
Haas, Paul A. Mon . "Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875260.
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title = {Electrolytic process for preparing uranium metal},
author = {Haas, Paul A.},
abstractNote = {An electrolytic process for making uranium from uranium oxide using Cl.sub.2 anode product from an electrolytic cell to react with UO.sub.2 to form uranium chlorides. The chlorides are used in low concentrations in a melt comprising fluorides and chlorides of potassium, sodium and barium in the electrolytic cell. The electrolysis produces Cl.sub.2 at the anode that reacts with UO.sub.2 in the feed reactor to form soluble UCl.sub.4, available for a continuous process in the electrolytic cell, rather than having insoluble UO.sub.2 fouling the cell.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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