The Recovery of Fission Product Rare Earth Sulfates from Purex LWW

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A research and development program aimed at devising processes for the economical recovery of the potentially valuable long-lived fission products from Purex waste has been under wat at Hanford for several years. When this work has begun, the concentrated waste was primarily a nitric acid solution (6 to 10 M HNO3) containing the fission products and relatively small concentrations of iron, sulfate, and other corrosion products. Flowsheets based on classical separation schemes and rather similar to processes used by the Isotopes Division at the AEC's Oak Ridge operation served to separate the desired fission products from one another and from … continued below

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Wheelwright, E. J. & Swift, W. H. May 10, 1961.

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  • Main Title: The Recovery of Fission Product Rare Earth Sulfates from Purex LWW
  • Series Title: HW (Series)
  • Series Title: Hanford Works Reports
  • Added Title: Hanford Works Report HW-63051

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A research and development program aimed at devising processes for the economical recovery of the potentially valuable long-lived fission products from Purex waste has been under wat at Hanford for several years. When this work has begun, the concentrated waste was primarily a nitric acid solution (6 to 10 M HNO3) containing the fission products and relatively small concentrations of iron, sulfate, and other corrosion products. Flowsheets based on classical separation schemes and rather similar to processes used by the Isotopes Division at the AEC's Oak Ridge operation served to separate the desired fission products from one another and from the corrosion products (1,2,3).These separation schemes employed careful step-wise pH adjustment to precipitate first the iron and then to separate the desired fission products from one another. The flowsheets were demonstrated on a pilot-plant scale with full-level plant waste. However, since the earlier work was complete, plant operations have been modified....

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  • Accession or Local Control No: metadc1255584
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1255584

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Wheelwright, E. J. & Swift, W. H. The Recovery of Fission Product Rare Earth Sulfates from Purex LWW, report, May 10, 1961; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1255584/: accessed March 2, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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