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Uranium compounds

Chemical and metallurgical operations as part of NCCP’s nuclear fuel production process, include uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion, extraction removal of impurities from uranium-containing mixtures, production of uranyl-uranate (U3O8), uranium dioxide (U3O8), uranium metal (U), and uranium alloys (Ux). NCCP’s chemical processes make it possible to obtain variable enrichment and control chemical composition of impurities in the finished products.

Along with uranium hexafluoride, uranium-containing return scrap resulting from fuel elements fabrication may be used at the first stage of nuclear research fuel production process. This allows for the return of the process waste in the production process as one of the feedstock components. Thus, fuel elements fabrication process using uranium dioxide becomes practically wasteless.


Range of manufactured uranium products

Characteristic UO2 Uranium dioxide U3O8 Uranyl-uranate U Uranium metal UX
Uranium alloys
Uranium enrichment in U235, % from 1 to 91from 0,7 to 91
Uranium (U) content, %87,4 min84,4 min100At customer’s order
Impurities content, microgram/g U
Boron (B) 0,3 0,2
Cadmium (Cd) 0,6
Lithium (Li) 21
Carbon (C) 200550
Iron (Fe) 200
Manganese (Mn) 
2010
Copper (Cu) 
5020
Silicium (Si) 100
Nickel (Ni) 
150100
Fluorine (F) 
350-
Nitrogen (N)
200-
Chromium (Cr) 
10050
Vanadium (V)
100 50
Phosphor (P)
200 100
Molybdenum (Mo)   10050
Magnesium (Mg) 
10010
Calcium (Ca)
200100
Aluminum (Al)
20050
Tungsten (W) 
10050
Silver (Ag) 
-1
Beryllium (Be) 
-1
Lead (Pb) 
-10
Tin (Sn) 
-5
Cobalt (Co) 
-3
Zirconium (Zr) 
-100
Potassium (K) 
-50
Sodium (Na) 
-30
Total impurities content, microgram/g U 1500 max
Total boron equivalent 2,5 max
Moisture, % vs uranium 0,5 max-