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Title: Electrolytic cell with reference electrode

Abstract

This patent describes an electrolytic cell. It comprises: a housing, an anode, cathode and reference electrode and is adapted to contain a molten-salt electrolyte above the anode. The reference electrode comprises an elongated glass tube of one-piece construction extending from the housing into the interior of the cell and having a lower closed-ended section with ionic conductivity, a metal electrode supported in the glass tube and in Separated juxtaposition with the closed end, an electrolyte in the lower section in contact with the electrode and an electrical insulator physically Separating the electrode and glass tube; an elongated metal tube extending from the housing over the glass tube as a protective cover and basket. The metal tube has a perforated side wall adapted to be in contact with the cell electrolyte and being closed-ended with respect to collecting any broken glass from the glass tube so as to act as a basket to minimize the amount of broken glass from otherwise falling through the electrolyte into the anode; means for supporting the glass tube within the metal tube and means supporting the metal tube in the cell housing.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5759469
Patent Number(s):
US 4888102; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-225411A
Assignee:
U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC NOV; NOV-90-006324; EDB-90-070035; ERA-15-028784
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Jul 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; DESIGN; ELECTRODES; METALS; ELEMENTS; 400400* - Electrochemistry

Citation Formats

Kessie, R.W. Electrolytic cell with reference electrode. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Kessie, R.W. Electrolytic cell with reference electrode. United States.
Kessie, R.W. Tue . "Electrolytic cell with reference electrode". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes an electrolytic cell. It comprises: a housing, an anode, cathode and reference electrode and is adapted to contain a molten-salt electrolyte above the anode. The reference electrode comprises an elongated glass tube of one-piece construction extending from the housing into the interior of the cell and having a lower closed-ended section with ionic conductivity, a metal electrode supported in the glass tube and in Separated juxtaposition with the closed end, an electrolyte in the lower section in contact with the electrode and an electrical insulator physically Separating the electrode and glass tube; an elongated metal tube extending from the housing over the glass tube as a protective cover and basket. The metal tube has a perforated side wall adapted to be in contact with the cell electrolyte and being closed-ended with respect to collecting any broken glass from the glass tube so as to act as a basket to minimize the amount of broken glass from otherwise falling through the electrolyte into the anode; means for supporting the glass tube within the metal tube and means supporting the metal tube in the cell housing.},
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