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Author Petrow, H. G. ♦ Lindstrom, R.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ AMINES ♦ AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ CARBONATES ♦ CHLORIDES ♦ CONVERSION ♦ LEAD CARBONATES ♦ LEAD COMPLEXES ♦ LEAD SULFATES ♦ MILLING ♦ ORE PROCESSING ♦ QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS ♦ RADIOCHEMISTRY ♦ RADIUM ♦ SAMPLING ♦ SENSITIVITY ♦ SODIUM CARBONATES ♦ SOLVENT EXTRACTION ♦ URANIUM ♦ URANIUM ORES ♦ USES
Abstract The determination of total radium in uranium mill process samples proposed by Petrow, Nietzel, and De Sesa was modified to increase sensitivity. To decrease the quantity of inert material accompanying radium, ammonium carbonate was substituted for sodium carbonate as the reagent for converting lead sulfate to lead carbonate. The change increased the yield from 77 to 95%. The second change involved the use of solvent extraction rather than ion exchange to bring about lead-radium separation. Aliquat 336, a quaternary amine, was used as the extractant, and the lead was extracted as a chlorlde complex. This change brought about a considerable reduction in the time necessary for analysis. (M.C.G.)
ISSN 00032700
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-02-01
Publisher Department Ionics, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Journal Analytical Chemistry
Volume Number 33
Organization Ionics, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.


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