Accession Number : ADD001545
Title : Method of Reprocessing Nuclear Fuels.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Robert N ; Parlee,Norman A
Report Date : 22 Oct 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : This invention describes a method of dissolving spent metal nuclear fuel in tin and precipitating out a uranium nitride, free of the fission products, by reaction of the uranium contained in the spent fuel with nitrogen. The uranium nitride is then heated and subjected to a vacuum to remove the nitrogen and leave only the pure uranium.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Purification, *Reactor fuel processing, Uranium compounds, Nitrides, Separation, Precipitation, Tin, Alloys, Fission products
Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE