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Method for preparing metal powder, device for preparing metal powder, method for processing spent nuclear fuel

United States Patent

November 29, 2011
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A method for producing metal powder is provided the comprising supplying a molten bath containing a reducing agent, contacting a metal oxide with the molten bath for a time and at a temperature sufficient to reduce the metal in the metal oxide to elemental metal and produce free oxygen; and isolating the elemental metal from the molten bath.
Park; Jong-Hee (Clarendon Hills, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 031,146
February 14, 2008
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.