Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

M. Eng.

Department (Legacy)

Department of Chemical Engineering

Committee Chair

Williams, Gordon C.

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Wendt, W. B.

Committee Member

Barnes, W. R.

Committee Member

Ernst, R. C.


Distillation; Aluminum--Testing; Aluminum, Structural


A compilation of references dealing with the separation of hafnium and zirconium is presented, together with an evaluation of their possibilities. It is concluded that a distillation procedure holds the greatest promise. The theory of the separation of hafnium and zirconium by distillation of suitable compounds is given and experimental investigations are presented for confirmation.