Decarburization of uranium via electron beam processing

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For many commercial and military applications, the successive Vacuum Induction Melting of uranium metal in graphite crucibles results in a product which is out of specification in carbon. The current recovery method involves dissolution of the metal in acid and chemical purification. This is both expensive and generates mixed waste. A study was undertaken at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to investigate the feasibility of reducing the carbon content of uranium metal using electron beam techniques. Results will be presented on the rate and extent of carbon removal as a function of various operating parameters.

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McKoon, R H October 23, 1998.

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For many commercial and military applications, the successive Vacuum Induction Melting of uranium metal in graphite crucibles results in a product which is out of specification in carbon. The current recovery method involves dissolution of the metal in acid and chemical purification. This is both expensive and generates mixed waste. A study was undertaken at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to investigate the feasibility of reducing the carbon content of uranium metal using electron beam techniques. Results will be presented on the rate and extent of carbon removal as a function of various operating parameters.

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  • Electron Beam Melting and Refining, State of the Art 1998 Conference, Reno, NV, October 18-20, 1998

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  • Other: DE00007781
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-131866
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 7781
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc717097

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McKoon, R H. Decarburization of uranium via electron beam processing, article, October 23, 1998; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc717097/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.