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Process for removing technetium from iron and other metals

United States Patent

5,885,326
March 23, 1999
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A process for removing technetium from iron and other metals comprises the steps of converting the molten, alloyed technetium to a sulfide dissolved in manganese sulfide, and removing the sulfide from the molten metal as a slag.
Leitnaker; James M. (Kingston, TN), Trowbridge; Lee D. (Oak Ridge, TN)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
08/ 884,128
June 27, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC05-84OR21400 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. and the Government has certain rights in this invention.