Accession Number : ADA316364

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

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Rosen, F. D.

PDF Url : ADA316364

Report Date : 10 JUN 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 19

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.

Descriptors :   *RECOVERY, *FLUORIDES, *URANIUM, *BROMINE, *MAGNESIUM OXIDES, PARTICLE SIZE, CERAMIC MATERIALS, FUELS, WETTING, OXIDES, NUCLEAR ENERGY, GRINDING, BOILING.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE