"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.
Webb, William H.
Strunk, Mailand R., 1919-2008
Kassner, James L.
Pauls, Franklin B., 1911-1996
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
U. S. Atomic Energy Commission
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vii, 72 pages
© 1962 George Joseph Bub, All rights reserved.
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Radioactive waste disposal
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Bub, George Joseph, "Fractionation of fission elements by electrodialysis" (1962). Masters Theses. 2733.