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Title: Ice electrode electrolytic cell

Abstract

This invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing heavy metals from waste water, soils, or process streams by electrolytic cell means. The method includes cooling a cell cathode to form an ice layer over the cathode and then applying an electric current to deposit a layer of the heavy metal over the ice. The metal is then easily removed after melting the ice. In a second embodiment, the same ice-covered electrode can be employed to form powdered metals.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10171332
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7917243
Application Number:
ON: DE94016133; PAN: 7-917,243
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy INEEL; SCA: 052001; 400400; PA: EDB-94:121746; NTS-94:023859; ERA-19:029347; SN: 94001058822
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; WASTE WATER; REMEDIAL ACTION; ELECTRODES; DESIGN; SOILS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; INVENTIONS; METALS; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; MERCURY; CATHODES; 052001; 400400; WASTE PROCESSING

Citation Formats

Glenn, D.F., Suciu, D.F., Harris, T.L., and Ingram, J.C. Ice electrode electrolytic cell. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Glenn, D.F., Suciu, D.F., Harris, T.L., & Ingram, J.C. Ice electrode electrolytic cell. United States.
Glenn, D.F., Suciu, D.F., Harris, T.L., and Ingram, J.C. Thu . "Ice electrode electrolytic cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10171332.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to a method and apparatus for removing heavy metals from waste water, soils, or process streams by electrolytic cell means. The method includes cooling a cell cathode to form an ice layer over the cathode and then applying an electric current to deposit a layer of the heavy metal over the ice. The metal is then easily removed after melting the ice. In a second embodiment, the same ice-covered electrode can be employed to form powdered metals.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {12}
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