In-situ Leaching Studies of Uranium Ores--Phase V.
NTIS: PB/81-222739 :593 pages
In situ uranium leaching involves passing a lixiviant and oxidant solution through the uraniferous ore body. As the solution progresses through the ore body, the uranium is oxidized to a soluble state and taken into solution. The uranium-laden solution is removed from the ore body and the uranium is reovered in a plant on the surface. In this study, a laboratory technique for simulating the underground leaching process was developed and used to determine the effects of leaching variables on the permeability, uranium recovery, and ore-aquifer environment. Agitation and column leach tests were conducted using ore samples from Wyoming and Texas. The information obtained from these tests provides a better understanding of the leaching process.
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Westinghouse Electric Corp.