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Progress in Technology Development for Conversion of 99Mo Production from HEU to LEU Targets
- Development of New Separation Schemes, and New Processing Equipment

Allen J. Bakel, Dominique C. Stepinski, Artem Guelis, Andrew Hebden,
Argentina Leyva, Lohman Hafenrichter, Pauline Gentner,
and George F. Vandegrift
Argonne National Laboratory
Chemical Engineering Division
Argonne, IL USA


Currently, most of the world's supply of 99Mo is produced from the fissioning 235U in high-enriched uranium (HEU) targets. Conversion of these targets to lowenriched uranium (LEU) would ease worldwide concern over the use and transport of this weapons-grade material. This paper documents our progress in three development areas: (1) separation schemes for 99Mo recovery from both nitrate and sulfate solution-reactor fuels, (2) a small-foot-print dissolver for the LEU-modified Cintichem process, and (3) a dissolver and Mo-recovery system for the low volumes required for alkaline processing of LEU-foil targets.


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