Masters Theses

Author

H. L. Gibbs

Abstract

"Carnotite ore is a source of radium and it is the recovery of this element which is chiefly sought in its treatment. The radium results from the radioactive disintegration of uranium which is one of the constituents of the yellow mineral carnotite. The ores are largely low grade. Higher grade pockets occur scattered in the deposits and because of their irregular occurrence are not easily located. The larger low grade deposits which are more easily accessible contain considerable quantities of calcium carbonate and oxide minerals. These cause a high consumption of the acid used in the chemical treatment of the ore. The complexity of the treatment, the high acid loss, the small quantity of uranium and vanadium, and the extremely minute quantity of radium are factors which militate against a cheap and successful extraction. With these factors in mind the general characteristics of the ore were studied"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Schrenk, Walter T.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Mississippi Valley Experiment Station (Rolla, Mo.)

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1932

Pagination

iii, 27 pages, 8 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 58-59).

Rights

© 1932 Harold L. Gibbs, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Carnotite
Extraction (Chemistry)
Radium -- Metallurgy
Uranium -- Metallurgy

Thesis Number

T 596

Print OCLC #

5963030

Electronic OCLC #

662453040

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