Laboratory-scale evaluations of alternative plutonium precipitation methods [electronic resource].
- Downey, Calif : Rockwell International, 1984. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 19 : digital, PDF file
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- Rockwell International and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Plutonium(III), (IV), and (VI) carbonate; plutonium(III) fluoride; plutonium(III) and (IV) oxalate; and plutonium(IV) and (VI) hydroxide precipitation methods were evaluated for conversion of plutonium nitrate anion-exchange eluate to a solid, and compared with the current plutonium peroxide precipitation method used at Rocky Flats. Plutonium(III) and (IV) oxalate, plutonium(III) fluoride, and plutonium(IV) hydroxide precipitations were the most effective of the alternative conversion methods tested because of the larger particle-size formation, faster filtration rates, and the low plutonium loss to the filtrate. These were found to be as efficient as, and in some cases more efficient than, the peroxide method. 18 references, 14 figures, 3 tables.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 02/08/1984., "rfp-3589", "DE84007334", and Campbell, G.K.; Martella, L.L.; Saba, M.T.
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