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Facilities for Uranium Recovery from Phosphate

(last updated 3 Mar 2021)


Wet Phosphoric Acid Process

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationNominal CapacityU Recovery
[kt P2O5 / year][MTU/year]
CanadaEarth Sciences Inc.Calgary, Alberta [ISSUES]11033
United StatesUnited Nuclear Corp.formerly W.R.Grace Plant / Bartow, FL330101
Wyoming Minerals Corp.Farmland / Pierce, FL450138
Gardinier Inc.Tampa, FL450138
International Minerals & Chemicals Corp. (IMC)New Wales, FL1500500
CF Industries / IMCPlant City, FL750166
Bartow, FL600279
Freeport Uranium Recovery Co.Uncle Sam / Convent, LA [ISSUES]820291
Sunshine Bridge / Donaldsonville, LA480166
BrazilINB Itataia, Ceará (680)Planned
BelgiumUmipray S.A. / Prayon Puurs and Engis a)13043
IraqSOM 9028
TaiwanInstitute of Nuclear ResearchChina Phosphate / Lung Tan3310
Total 1,893 
a) Puurs (near Antwerp): acid pretreatment and first cycle of extraction/stripping; Engis (near Liège): second cycle and refinery
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium metal.

The Recovery of Uranium from Phosphoric Acid , IAEA-TECDOC-533, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1989, 104 p.
Recovery of Uranium from Wet Phosphoric Acid by Solvent Extraction Processes, by Denis Beltrami, Gérard Cote, Hamid Mokhtari, et al. in: Chemical Reviews 2014, Vol. 114, No. 24, p. 1200212023

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