Purex Plant birch isolation run, April 1961 [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1961.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 11 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- General Electric Company
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Interest in neptunium recovery became active in early 1958. At this time neptunium chemistry was sketchy, the path of neptunium through the Purex Plant was not clearly defined nor were the effects of operating variables on the path. An intense research and development program carried out in Hanford Laboratories Operation, research and Engineering Operation (CPD), and Purex Operation led to the first recovery attempt in June 1958. Continuing efforts on flowsheet improvement resulted in further neptunium recovery from Purex. In April 1961 a routine neptunium isolation run was undertaken. During the course of this run approximately 75 per cent of the accumulated neptunium was lost to the high level waste storage tanks. It is the purpose of this report to document the facts surrounding this occurrence.
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Geier, R.G.; Rathvon, H.C.
- Type of Report and Period Covered Note:
- Topical; 06/01/1961 - 06/01/1961
- Funding Information:
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