Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 3, pp 2105–2108 | Cite as

Tc behavior and influence in U/Pu partition flowsheet experiments with organic reducing agents

  • Chen ZuoEmail author
  • Taihong Yan
  • Hui Wang
  • Fang Liu
  • Jinping Liu
  • Zhongwei Yuan
  • Hongbin Lv
  • Weifang Zheng


Tc play an important role in U/Pu partition when U(IV) is used as reducing agent in PUREX process. In this work, U/Pu partition flowsheet experiments were studied using different organic reducing agents, which included N,N-dimethylhydroxylamine (DMHAN)–methylhydrazine (MMH), acetohydroxamic acid (AHA) and dihydroxyurea (DHU). The results showed very good U/Pu partition performance in the presence of Tc, which mean Tc would not cause major malfunctions in the U/Pu partition operation with these reducing agents. The technetium fractions distributed in the products was mainly attributed to Tc(VII) reduction kinetics with different reducing agents.


Technetium U/Pu partition Flowsheet experiments Organic reducing agents 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Institute of Atomic EnergyBeijingChina

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