The extraction behavior of uranium, thorium and lanthanides, represented by cerium and ytterbium, by Cyanex-923 has been investigated. The effect of different variables like the concentration of acids, metal ion and extractant, nature of diluent and temperature has been studied. A composition for the extracted U(VI) and Th(IV) species has been proposed. Based on the partition data some important binary and ternary separations involving the aforesaid metal ions have been achieved. The proposed procedure has been applied for the recovery of uranium, thorium and lanthanide fraction from monazite sand. The stability and regeneration capacity of the extractant have been evaluated.
Authors:Vikram Singh, Lalit Kumar, Vinay Kumar, A. K. Narula, and Gagan Deep
Curing behaviour of DGEBA was investigated in the presence of varying molar ratio of biuret and 4,4′-diaminodiphenylsulfone (DDS) by means of Differential scanning calorimetery. The multiple heating rate method (5, 10, 15 and 20 °C min−1) was used to study the curing behaviour of epoxy resins. The peak exotherm temperature was found to be dependent on the heating rates, structure of biuret as well as on the ratios of biuret:DDS used. Ozawa method was used for calculating the activation energy of curing reaction. The thermal stability of the isothermally cured resins was evaluated by recording the thermogravimetric traces in nitrogen atmosphere. All the samples were stable up to 330 °C.