Our Product: Uranium Hexafluoride
The vast majority of nuclear power plants in the world are fueled
by uranium that is enriched in the uranium-235 isotope. Uranium
enrichment is accomplished by mechanically processing gaseous uranium
hexafluoride, or UF6. Uranium mines around the world ship a uranium
oxide (U3O8) concentrate known as yellowcake to our supply facility
in Metropolis, Illinois, to be converted to UF6.
Honeywell's Metropolis Works (Honeywell-MTW) plant uses a dry fluoride volatility conversion
process developed by Honeywell International that delivers a
consistently high-quality product of 99.99% purity. The Honeywell
process is the
most environmentally sound process in use worldwide.
The Metropolis facility is capable of converting over 36 million
pounds of U3O8 into UF6 annually.