The use of inorganic exchangers in acid medium for the recovery of CS and CR from reprocessing solutions

Leon Baetslé, D. Van Deyck, Daniel Huys, A. Guery

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    Among the many existing separation techniques, ion exchange on mineral ion exchangers seems to be the most promising one for the quantitative separation of long-lived fission products from acid reprocessing solutions.
    Zirconium phosphate (ZrP) is suitable for the separation of Cs137 from reprocessing solutions desacidulated to 0.5 M HNO3. The specific activity amounts to 0.5 to 1 Ci/g ZrP when the feed solution contains 20 Ci/l.
    Ferrocyanide molybdate (FeMo), a new mineral ion exchanger, allows the selective Cs137 separation from reprocessing solutions after their desac dulation to 2M HNO3 by formaldehyde (CH2O). The loading capacity for Cs137 amounts to 2 to 4 Ci/g FeMo.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages22
    StatePublished - Aug 1964

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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