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