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

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  • Leon Baetslé
  • D. Van Deyck
  • Daniel Huys
  • A. Guery
  • EDF – R&D - MMC

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  • BLG-267

    Final published version, 8.37 MB, PDF document


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
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1964

Publication series

NameSCK CEN Reports
PublisherSCK CEN

ID: 7887592