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Title: RADIOACTIVE CONCENTRATOR AND RADIATION SOURCE

A method is presented for forming a permeable ion exchange bed using Montmorillonite clay to absorb and adsorb radioactive ions from liquid radioactive wastes. A paste is formed of clay, water, and a material that fomns with clay a stable aggregate in the presence of water. The mixture is extruded into a volume of water to form clay rods. The rods may then be used to remove radioactive cations from liquid waste solutions. After use, the rods are removed from the solution and heated to a temperature of 750 to 1000 deg C to fix the ratioactive cations in the clay.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4196800
Report Number(s):
US 2918700
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
WASTE DISPOSAL AND PROCESSING; ABSORPTION; ADSORPTION; ALUMINUM SILICATES; CATIONS; EXTRUSION; HEATING; HIGH TEMPERATURE; ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS; IONS; RODS; WASTE SOLUTIONS; WATER