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Title: Demonstration of the MOEX Process Using Additive Manufacturing-Fabricated Annular Centrifugal Contactors

Abstract

Additive manufacturing/3D printing is a rapidly maturing field with potential advantages for the fabrication of chemical processing equipment. A demonstration of the molybdenum solvent extraction process, developed to recover Mo for the production of 99Mo/ 99mTc from enriched 98Mo or 100Mo, was accomplished using a nine-stage bank of additive manufacturing fabricated 2cm annular centrifugal contactor-separator devices. The results from the demonstration are presented along with the benefits and shortcomings of the 3D printed contactors. This paper also discusses recent developments in the design of 3D printed contactors in order to improve reliability and mitigate the effects of chemical degradation of additive manufacturing media.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1601788
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-06CH11357]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 1]
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 3D printing; MOEX; Mo-99; Tc-99m; additive manufacturing; centrifugal contactors; medical radioisotope production; solvent extraction

Citation Formats

Kozak, Peter A., Tkac, Peter, Wardle, Kent A., Brown, M. Alex, and Vandegrift, George F. Demonstration of the MOEX Process Using Additive Manufacturing-Fabricated Annular Centrifugal Contactors. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1080/07366299.2019.1691303.
Kozak, Peter A., Tkac, Peter, Wardle, Kent A., Brown, M. Alex, & Vandegrift, George F. Demonstration of the MOEX Process Using Additive Manufacturing-Fabricated Annular Centrifugal Contactors. United States. doi:10.1080/07366299.2019.1691303.
Kozak, Peter A., Tkac, Peter, Wardle, Kent A., Brown, M. Alex, and Vandegrift, George F. Thu . "Demonstration of the MOEX Process Using Additive Manufacturing-Fabricated Annular Centrifugal Contactors". United States. doi:10.1080/07366299.2019.1691303.
@article{osti_1601788,
title = {Demonstration of the MOEX Process Using Additive Manufacturing-Fabricated Annular Centrifugal Contactors},
author = {Kozak, Peter A. and Tkac, Peter and Wardle, Kent A. and Brown, M. Alex and Vandegrift, George F.},
abstractNote = {Additive manufacturing/3D printing is a rapidly maturing field with potential advantages for the fabrication of chemical processing equipment. A demonstration of the molybdenum solvent extraction process, developed to recover Mo for the production of 99Mo/99mTc from enriched 98Mo or 100Mo, was accomplished using a nine-stage bank of additive manufacturing fabricated 2cm annular centrifugal contactor-separator devices. The results from the demonstration are presented along with the benefits and shortcomings of the 3D printed contactors. This paper also discusses recent developments in the design of 3D printed contactors in order to improve reliability and mitigate the effects of chemical degradation of additive manufacturing media.},
doi = {10.1080/07366299.2019.1691303},
journal = {Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange},
number = [1],
volume = [38],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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