Uranium Extraction From Turbid Liquids By Continuous Ion Exchange Processes

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 785, 1977

A. Himsley, President, Himsley Engineering Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

This paper presents a review of the existing ion exchange resin systems for treating unclarified pregnant liquor, with particular reference to uranium extraction. A new concept of a truly continuous ion exchange system is described and operating details are given of a 0.6-m (24-in.) diameter pilot plant treating unclarified acid leach liquor.
Keywords: Hydrometallurgy, Ion exchange, Uranium extraction, Resins, Leach liquors, Fluidized-bed systems, Adsorption columns, Elution columns.