Masters Theses

Abstract

"The development of nuclear power has presented countless problems to the scientists and engineers of today. A problem of extreme importance is the disposal of radioactive wastes. Another is the recovery of some of the useful radioisotopes from fission product waste solutions. This investigation is concerned with the recovery of some of the fission elements for use in radiochemical and medical research and in industry.

At present little effort is made to recover useful fission elements. The fission product waste solutions are treated to reduce the volume and are stored until the radiological hazard is reduced and are then disposed of in an acceptable manner.

In some cases techniques have been devised but these are so diversified that they cannot be set up into a continuous process. It is evident that a more rapid and simplified technique for fission element separation and recovery would be of great value to the nuclear industry.

The purpose of this investigation was to provide sufficient evidence that, through the application of an electrodialysis process employing synthetic ion exchange membranes, it is possible to separate some of the more significant fission elements"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Webb, William H.

Committee Member(s)

Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
Kassner, James L.
Pauls, Franklin B., 1911-1996

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

U. S. Atomic Energy Commission

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1962

Pagination

vii, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-63).

Rights

© 1962 George Joseph Bub, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Radioactive waste disposal
Electrodialysis

Thesis Number

T 1370

Print OCLC #

5937623

Electronic OCLC #

982482807

Comments

Financial assistance provided by the Atomic Energy Commission’s Contract No. AT(11-1)-770.

Page after vi is erroneously numbered v in the manuscript.

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