Date: October 11, 1949
Creator: Groswith, C.T.
Description: The mechanical line being developed at Los Alamos is designed around the peroxide precipitation process. Development work, at that site, on this process has progressed to the point where actual plant equipment can be designed for future use. The process for converting the peroxide to a reducible fluoride is known. From the reduction step on, no change is necessary in the present process. The possibilities of a satisfactory peroxide process were recognized before design and construction of the R.G. Line, but the development work necessary for this process had not progressed far enough to have been included in that line. The gain to be realized by the adoption of the peroxide method is so great that the amount of work necessary for development of this process can certainly be justified at this time. Advantages of this process are summarized and it is recommended that serious consideration be given to using the peroxide process before design of the R.M. Line goes further.
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