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ArticleName Recovery of rare earth elements out of spent nuclear fuel
ArticleAuthor Ivanets D. V., Tananaev I. G., Sarychev G. A.

Federal State Unitary Enterprise «All-Russian Research Institute Of Chemical Technology» (FSUE «ARRICT»)

D. V. Ivanets, Post-Graduate Student

G. A. Sarychev, Chief Executive Officer


CJSC “Science and Innovations”of State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”; A. N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistryof Ural Department of Russian Academy of Sciences; Ozyorsk Technological Institute of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

I. G. Tananaev, Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Chief Researcher; Professor of a Chair of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, e-mail:


Besides the technologically important metals 90Sr, 147Pm, 133,137Cs, 99Tc, the rare earth elements are included in the spent fuel composition. As apposed to the natural ores, the spent fuel is the amended resource. The development of the manufacturing scientific bases of rare earth elements extraction from the spent fuel is an important and urgent problem. The article lists the development results of the extraction and sorbtion concentration schemes for the most important metals release. The article presents the question of the high-level waste fractionating with rare earth elements fraction release. The promethium release from uranium and plutonium fissionproduct mixture is searched.

keywords rare earth elements, spent nuclear fuel, uranium, plutonium extraction, promethium, nuclear fusion

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