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Method of precipitating uranium from an aqueous solution and/or sediment

United States Patent

8,512,572
August 20, 2013
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A method for precipitating uranium from an aqueous solution and/or sediment comprising uranium and/or vanadium is presented. The method includes precipitating uranium as a uranyl vanadate through mixing an aqueous solution and/or sediment comprising uranium and/or vanadium and a solution comprising a monovalent or divalent cation to form the corresponding cation uranyl vanadate precipitate. The method also provides a pathway for extraction of uranium and vanadium from an aqueous solution and/or sediment.
Tokunaga; Tetsu K. (Berkeley, CA), Kim; Yongman (Walnut Creek, CA), Wan; Jiamin (Berkeley, CA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
12/ 764,077
April 20, 2010
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and University of California, Berkeley, representing the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.