HYDROGEN PEROXIDE LEACHING OF URANIUM IN CARBONATE SOLUTIONS.

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Abstract

Problems associated with the in-situ leaching of uranium are considered. Specifically, the kinetics of UO//2 dissolution in ammoniacal carbonate solutions were investigated with hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant. Also, the effects of hydrogen peroxide concentration, total carbonate concentration and pH were studied. For similar conditions, the rate of dissolution was considerably faster with hydrogen peroxide than with oxygen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
Volume89
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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