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Definition of the noun yellowcake

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noun - plural: yellowcakes

  1. an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of yellowcake: U308
    • more generic terms: chemical compound / compound = a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Alternative definition of the noun yellowcake


  1. A concentrated form of uranium ore containing a mixture of oxides


"Yellowcake" is a cataloged instance, composition.


"Yellowcake" is a book by Ann Cummins.

  • genre: Fiction
  • subject: Literary


"Yellowcake" is an artwork by Thomas Demand.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yellowcake

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Google previewLotus Illustrated Dictionary of Physics (2004)

by Hillary Walter

work function | yellowcake there's no morion of a body or any part of the body , nothing did work on the body. • work function the minimum energy required to remove an electron from the surface of a material and send it into field-free space . • working equation the equation derived from a basic equation as an expression of the unknown quantity in a problem direcdy in terms of the unknown quantities stated in the problem. The working equation is the mathematical expression of the ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2018)

by Frank R. Spellman

Yellowcake A natural uranium concentrate that takes its name from its color and texture. Yellowcake typically contains 70 to 90 percent U3 is used as feedstock for uranium fuel O enrichment 8 by weight. It and fuel pellet fabrication. Yield 1. Mass per unit time per unit area. 2. The quantity of water ( expressed as a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1997)

Volume 60 - Uranium Mill Tailing Reclamation in the U.S. and Canada to Vacuum System Design by John J. McKetta Jr

Additional waste solutions are also developed during yellowcake;" filtration, and from laboratory and laundry operations. These waste solutions are disposed of through evaporation or by injection in deep wells. Small amounts of solid waste accumulate during well-field development and operation. Larger amounts result from the decommissioning program. Noncon- taminated wastes can be disposed of as normal solid wastes, but contaminated wastes, including radioactive wastes , ...

Google previewEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia (2014)

by Timothy C. Haab Ph.D., John C. Whitehead

The uranium ore (yellowcake) market was cartelized by a secret arrangement in 1972 among the largest non-U.S. pro- ducers, some privately owned and some state-owned, in the face of inelastic and readily predictable demand driven by the growth of nuclear power. The cartel was aided by international agreements monitoring movements of uranium as well as by the enthusiastic support of the governments of exporting nations. When the agree- ment became public, however, it was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)

The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje

Yellowcake contains 85 percent uranium by weight, but besides this, there remains a hundred-fold quantity of residual sand, called “tailings,” which also contain the radium that had accompanied the uranium. Per ton of ore, over 3,700 liters of liquid waste are also produced. This sludge is both chemically toxic and mildly radioactive. Mill tailings, normally dumped as sludge in special piles or ponds, are generated in nearly the same quantities as those of the ore milled. At a grade of 0.1 ...

Google previewPower Industry Dictionary (1996)

by Ann Chambers, Susan D. Kerr

Yellowcake 1: A product of the uranium milling process. 2: A solid uranium- oxygen compound that takes its name from its color and texture. 3: The mixture of uranium oxides and impurities produced at a uranium mill. Yield 1: A percentage return based on the market price of a security. 2: Total energy released in a nuclear explosion.

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

Edward Osborne wilt wilting wilting coefficient wilting point Windermere interstadial wind erosion wind rose windrow wind shear wind sonde Winkler method Wisconsinian Wisconsin School Wolstonian wood woodland wood- pasture worker World Conservation Union World Reference Base for Soil Resources WRB Würm xanthophyll xenobiotic xenology xeric xeromorphic xerophile xerophyte xerosere xylophagous xylophilous yardang Yarmouthian year yellowcake yellows yermic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

temperature gascooled reactor highlevel waste lightwater reactor magnox magnox reactor moderator nuclear energy nuclear fission nuclear fuel nuclear fuel cycle nuclear fusion nuclear pile nuclear power plant/station nuclear reaction nuclear reactor nuclear reactor and support facilities pebble bed reactor pressurized water reactor reactor core reprocessing RMBK reactor shield spent fuel synroc thermal reactor thermonuclear reaction vitrification yellowcake Physics absolute zero ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] (2010)

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts by Spencer C. Tucker

Bush administration alleged that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had attempted to secure supplies of uranium oxide (yellowcake uranium) from Niger as part of a program to build a nuclear bomb. Disputes concerning the accuracy of Bush's allegations and U.S. intelligence flared into a major postwar controversy over whether or not the administration had misrepresented intelligence to gain support for the war. On January 28 ...

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Yellowcake Meaning

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