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Title: Modular cathode assemblies and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction

Abstract

Modular cathode assemblies are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include a basket through which fluid electrolyte may pass and exchange charge with a material to be reduced in the basket. The basket can be divided into upper and lower sections to provide entry for the material. Example embodiment cathode assemblies may have any shape to permit modular placement at any position in reduction systems. Modular cathode assemblies include a cathode plate in the basket, to which unique and opposite electrical power may be supplied. Example embodiment modular cathode assemblies may have standardized electrical connectors. Modular cathode assemblies may be supported by a top plate of an electrolytic reduction system. Electrolytic oxide reduction systems are operated by positioning modular cathode and anode assemblies at desired positions, placing a material in the basket, and charging the modular assemblies to reduce the metal oxide.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1429805
Patent Number(s):
9,920,443
Application Number:
14/528,146
Assignee:
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Oct 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Barnes, Laurel A., Williamson, Mark A., and Willit, James L. Modular cathode assemblies and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Barnes, Laurel A., Williamson, Mark A., & Willit, James L. Modular cathode assemblies and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction. United States.
Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Barnes, Laurel A., Williamson, Mark A., and Willit, James L. Tue . "Modular cathode assemblies and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1429805.
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abstractNote = {Modular cathode assemblies are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include a basket through which fluid electrolyte may pass and exchange charge with a material to be reduced in the basket. The basket can be divided into upper and lower sections to provide entry for the material. Example embodiment cathode assemblies may have any shape to permit modular placement at any position in reduction systems. Modular cathode assemblies include a cathode plate in the basket, to which unique and opposite electrical power may be supplied. Example embodiment modular cathode assemblies may have standardized electrical connectors. Modular cathode assemblies may be supported by a top plate of an electrolytic reduction system. Electrolytic oxide reduction systems are operated by positioning modular cathode and anode assemblies at desired positions, placing a material in the basket, and charging the modular assemblies to reduce the metal oxide.},
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year = {Tue Mar 20 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
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