Patent Number: 8,795,509

Title: Process for producing pure ammonium perrhenate

Abstract: A process for preparing a pure ammonium perrhenate includes producing a first aqueous suspension containing an ammonium perrhenate. A stoichiometric amount of a nitric acid is added to the first aqueous suspension so as to produce a second suspension. The second suspension is introduced into a cathode space of an electrolysis cell. The electrolysis cell is divided by a cation-exchange membrane into the cathode space and an anode space. The nitric acid is cathodically reduced to a nitrous acid in the cathode space by applying an electric potential. The nitrous acid is reacted with ammonium ions of the ammonium perrhenate so as to form an aqueous perrhenic acid. Potassium ions are removed from the aqueous perrhenic acid. At least a stoichiometric amount of ammonia is added to the aqueous perrhenic acid so as to produce the pure ammonium perrhenate.

Inventors: Olbrich; Armin (Seesen, DE), Jahn; Matthias (Goslar, DE), Meese-Marktscheffel; Juliane (Goslar, DE), Zertani; Ruediger (Goslar, DE)

Assignee: H. C. Starch GmbH

International Classification: C25B 1/00 (20060101); C25B 1/22 (20060101); C25B 1/28 (20060101); C01G 47/00 (20060101); C02F 1/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018