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ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING COSTS FOR THE RECOVERY OF THORIUM AND URANIUM FROM MONAZITE SAND

Description: Costs are estimated for the production of uranium and pure thorium from monazite concentrates. The process involves; reaction of the monazite with caustic soda, dissolution of the hydrous oxides in hydrochloric acid, separation from the bulk of the rare earths by hydroxide precipitation of thorium and uranium, and purification by solvent extraction. (auth)
Date: September 15, 1950
Creator: Calkins, G.D. & Filbert, R.B. Jr.
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PATHFINDER ATOMIC POWER PLANT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN STUDY OF CRBR QUICK- OPERATING PRESSURE VESSEL CLOSURE AND SELF-ENERGIZING SEAL TESTS. Final Report

Description: The work to determine the feasibility of using a quickoperating closure for the pressure vessel of the controlled Recirculation Boiling Reactor is described. An outline of the worb performed and the conclusions made is given. Datailed results of the self-energizing seal-evaluation tests are given. (W.D.M.)
Date: October 15, 1950
Creator: Michel, R.G.
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Low-Powered Induction Heater for Testing Use.

Description: Certain laboratory processes require low-powered radio-frequency heating with fine continuous control. A lightweight low-powered induction heater which is capable of delivering about 20 watts of power into a load 12 feet from the heater with fair efficiency was developed to meet this need.
Date: September 15, 1950
Creator: Shipp, R. L.
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DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR ROLLING URANIUM METAL

Description: Uranium can be rolled from cast metal or forged ingot to sheet satisfactory for cupping, deep drawing, and similar fabrication procedures by a combination of hot breakdown in the neighborhood of 600 deg C and warm finishing at 225 to 325 deg C. Sheet may also be obtained by hot rolling alone and by warm rolling alone, but the combination of hot and warm rolling afforded the best and most practical method to secure good quality sheet in the quantity required. The percent reduction by hot working does not appear to be critical, but at least 60% warm reduction is desirable to obtain complete and controlled grain size by recrystallization with high ductility and strength properties. Except for research investigation, rolling of uranium below 225 deg C is not recommended. Hot rolling of unplated uranium from the as-cast or as-forged surface is recommended, using a bath of 35% Li/sub 2/CO/sub 3/ plus 65% K/sub 2/CO/sub 3/ for a heating medium. No further preparation other than washing the salt from the hot rolled surface is required before warm rolling, and a bath of Meltemp No. 7 oil is recommended for warm rolling. Starting with an as-cast tensile strength averaging 60,000 psi, as-rolled sheet up to 230,000 psi was produced, with elongation averaging 5--8% and tensile to yield strength ratios averaging 75%. Uniform, equi-axed grains are produced upon annealing, and grain sizes can be controlled by choice of annealing temperature and time. (P.C.H.)
Date: November 15, 1950
Creator: Deutsch, D.E.; Hanks, G.S.; Taub, J.M. & Doll, D.T.
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Activity of pile gas. Rough draft

Description: This memorandum concerns the relative activities of Argon 41 and Nitrogen 16 in the pile gas composed of 95 percent carbon dioxide and 5 percent air. The memorandum is dated November 16, 1950. (JL)
Date: November 15, 1950
Creator: Roesch, W. C.
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TTA Analysis

Description: Paper describes procedures used at Hanford to bioassay plutonium in urine samples.
Date: March 15, 1950
Creator: Healy, J. W.
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DEVELOPMENT REPORT FOR ELECTROLYTIC CELL

Description: The objective of this project was to remove impurities in the form of PbO/sub 2/ from a HNO/sub 3/ solution by electrolysis. This electrolytic cell must process up to a 15-gal. batch in a minimum of time. It is desirable that the impurity remaining after processing be less than 20 ppm. Construction and operation of the cell are described. (G.Y.)
Date: May 15, 1950
Creator: Williams, C.G. & Peterson, G.R.
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ZIRCONIUM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. Progress Report No. 9 for September 15, 1950 to October 15, 1950

Description: A zirconium crystal bar, weighing 29 pounds and 1 5/16 inches in diameter by 8 feet in over-all length, was prepared, using pear-shaped zirconium couples to join the filament to the electrodes. This crystal bar was the largest produced to date in the 16-in.-diam. de Boer unit. The design of the couplings was modified to incorporate improvements indicated by the initial run, and another run is in progress. Binary alloys of Zr and Ni, Cr, and Si, as well as a zirconium alloy containing Fe, Al, and Si, were prepared for use as feed material in the small pyrex de Boer bulbs. The transfer of these elements from the feed to the crystal bar is being investigated. The rate of deposition and the type of crystal structure obtained with additions of various amounts of iodine are being studied. (auth)
Date: October 15, 1950
Creator: Bulkowski, H.H.; Sebenick, J.J.; Campbell, I.E. & Gonser, B.W.
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