REWAS 2013 pp 20-26 | Cite as

Leaching of Uranium and Vanadium from Korean Domestic Ore

  • Joon Soo Kim
  • Kyeong Woo Chung
  • Hoo In Lee
  • Jin-Young Lee
  • J. Rajesh Kumar

Abstract

Countries like Korea having very limited uranium resources and founded deposits having low grade metal values. Uranium is the main source to generate the nuclear power as cheap and more quantity of the electricity will generate. For this reasons the upcoming researchers in developed/developing countries are establishing more research and development on extraction and separation technologies for uranium. The present scientific study focused on leaching process of Korean domestic ore. The following experiments are carryout for optimization of the leaching process. Acid influence on leaching process was tested and noted that 2.0 M sulfuric acid concentration is the optimized conditions for present study. The time influence on leaching process was observed and its optimized 2 h for complete leaching process. The temperature influence tested and optimized the 80°C for complete leaching process and pulp density is 50% (wt %).

Keywords

Leaching Uranium Vanadium Korean ore 

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© TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Soo Kim
    • 1
  • Kyeong Woo Chung
    • 1
  • Hoo In Lee
    • 1
  • Jin-Young Lee
    • 1
  • J. Rajesh Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources (KIGAM)DaejeonKorea

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