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Title: Uranium stripping from tertiary amine loaded solution by ammonium sulfate
Title of periodic: Minerals Enginering Oxford
Authors: Morais, Carlos Antônio de (Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear/CDTN, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Gomiero, L.A.
Affiliation: Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil/INB, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Issue Date: 2005
Keywords: Uranium concentrates;Caetité;solvent extraction;extractive metallurgy
Abstract: Uranium in sulfuric acid medium is selectively extracted by tertiary amine. Uranium stripping from the loaded solvent (tertiary amine) can be carried out by many salt and acid solutions. The stripping agent choice depends on several factors, sucs us organic composition and economic viability. In the present work, the uranium stripping by (NH4)2SO4 was investigated in order to substitute the NaCl used in the production of uranium concentrate by Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB). The (NH4)2SO4 concentration, the equilibrium pH effect and the presence of chloride ion in the loaded organic phase were investigated. It was observed that the presence of chloride ion in the loaded organic phase makes the (NH4)2SO4 stripping process unfeasible. In this case, only 65
of the uranium was stripped. In the absence of chloride, it was possible to obtain a pregnant strip solution with 33 g/L U3O8 and an unloaded organic solution with 0.006 g/L U3O8 using five mixer-settler stages.
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