Accession Number:

ADA316364

Title:

The Use of Bromine Trifluoride in the Recovery of Uranium from Mixtures of UO2 and MgO,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A method is described for recovery of uranium from UO2-MgO ceramic fuel material by the use of bromine trifluoride. Recovery of 99.8 per cent uranium from pressed-sintered UO2-MgO was accomplished by grinding the material to 6 micron particle size, wetting with bromine and boiling with BrF3 for 3 hours. A study of particle size vs uranium recovery was made. This report is based upon studies conducted for the Atomic Energy Commission under Contract AT-11-1-GEN-8.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE