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A Russian claim about process for elements transmutation

  1. Jul 19, 2016 #1
    What do you think?

    RU2563511
    MICROBIOLOGICAL METHOD OF TRANSMUTATION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND CONVERSION OF ISOTOPES OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
    Viktor Kurashov, Tamara Sakhno

    SUBSTANCE: radioactive raw materials containing radioactive chemical elements or their isotopes, are treated with an aqueous suspension of bacteria of Thiobacillus in the presence of elements with variable valence. The radioactive raw materials are used as ores or radioactive wastes of nuclear cycles. The method is implemented to obtain polonium, radon, francium, radium, actinium, thorium, protactinium, uranium, neptunium, americium, nickel, manganese, bromine, hafnium, ytterbium, mercury, gold, platinum, and their isotopes.

    EFFECT: invention enables to obtain valuable radioactive elements, to carry out the inactivation of nuclear wastes with the conversion of radioactive isotopes of the waste elements into stable isotopes.


    http://bt-isotopes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/PATENT_en.pdf

    I plotted data from table 1:

    transmu-all.png
    (radioactive elements in "bold").


    transmu-radio.png

    transmu-stable.png
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2016 #2

    Drakkith

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    It's nonsense. Their method of influencing the decay rates of elements involves a complicated process of subjecting the isotopes to different charges. We've tried this before. It doesn't work.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2016 #3
    Were the Russian Scientists feeling ok when they did this... It is complete rubbish. I completely agree with you Drakkith.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2016 #4

    Nugatory

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    "nonsense" and "rubbish" pretty much say it all.

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