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METHODS FOR SEPARATING MIXTURES

United States Patent Application

20170216773
A1
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This application discloses the method for separating element or isotopes such as protactinium and gallium and isotopes thereof from a corresponding mixture which method comprises contacting the mixture with a carbon-based separation material, wherein the carbon-based separation material selectively associates with the element or isotope thereof.
Schultz, Michael K. (Iowa city, IA), Knight, Andrew W. (Iowa City, IA), Eitrheim, Eric S. (Iowa City, IA), Zalupski, Peter R. (Idaho Falls, ID)
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Iowa City IA), BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
15/ 500,448
July 28, 2015
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under NRC-HQ-12-G-38-0041 awarded by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2012-DN-130-NF00001 awarded by the United States Department of Homeland Security and DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.