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Atomic Energy

, Volume 86, Issue 5, pp 317–320 | Cite as

Industrial operation of electrolyzers with cationite membranes for the reduction of uranium (VI) to uranium (IV)

  • N. M. Smirnova
  • L. P. Glukhova
  • I. N. Glazkova
  • B. N. Abakumov
  • V. N. Shibarov
On The 275th Anniversary of The Russian Academy of Sciences
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Abstract

Data on bipolar electrolyzers with cationite membranes for the electrochemical reduction of uranium (VI) to uranium (IV) in sulfuric-acid solutions are presented. More than 20 years' industrial experience with these electrolyzers shows the effectiveness of a technology based on ionite membranes and electrodes made from graphite fiber in strongly aggressive media.

Keywords

Uranium Carbon Fiber Anode Chamber Electrolytic Bath Uranium Tetrafluoride 
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© Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. M. Smirnova
    • 1
  • L. P. Glukhova
    • 1
  • I. N. Glazkova
    • 1
  • B. N. Abakumov
    • 2
  • V. N. Shibarov
    • 2
  1. 1.All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Chemical TechnologyRussia
  2. 2.Joint Stock Company Kirovo-Chepetskii Khimicheskii KombinatRussia

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