Uranium Recovery Plant

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Last Updated: June 10, 2014
Other Name: N/A
Location: Institute for Technology of Mineral Raw Materials
Subordinate To: Directorate for Nuclear Raw Materials
Size: Pilot scale
Facility Status: N/A

In 1981, this plant was involved with experiments to recover uranium from phosphoric acid produced at the Zorka Chemical Industry plant in Sabac. Successes are hard to discern but, by the late 1980s, activity at this plant had declined. Its status is unknown but assumed to be halted.

Sources:
[1] Andrew Koch, "Yugoslavia's Nuclear Legacy: Should We Worry?" The Nonproliferation Review, Spring/Summer 1997, www.nonproliferation.org.
[2] A. M. Spasic, N. N. Djokovic, M. D. Babic, et al., "Performance of demulsions: entrainment problems in solvent extraction," Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 52, No. 5, p. 657, 1997.

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