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Title: Monopolar membrane electrolytic cell

Abstract

A monopolar membrane electrolytic cell is comprised of a plurality of anodes wherein each anode is comprised of a first foraminous surface and a second foraminous surface positioned in parallel and spaced apart, and a frame enclosing the first and the second foraminous surfaces. The frame has two side members, a top member, and a bottom member attached to the foraminous surfaces. A chamber is formed between the foraminous surfaces and bounded by the frame. Conductor rods pass through one of the side members of the frame into the chamber, the conductor rods being spaced apart from the foraminous surfaces. Foraminous conductive connectors are positioned in the chamber and attached to the conductor rods and to the foraminous surfaces; a plurality of cathodes wherein each cathode is comprised of at least one foraminous surface, and a frame which encloses the foraminous surface. The cathodes are alternatingly interleaved with the anodes; a plurality of sheets of cation exchange membrane material, each of the sheets being pressed between each opposite pair of the anodes and the cathodes. The cation exchange membrane material is comprised of a blend of a first fluorinated polymer which contains sulfonyl functional groups and a second fluorinated polymermore » which contains carboxylic acid functional groups; the cell has raw material supply conduits and product withdrawal conduits communicating with the interior of each of the anodes and the cathodes; means for supplying electric current to the anodes and removing electric current from the cathodes are provided, and pressing means provided for pressing the anodes and the cathodes together to form a substantially fluid-tight cell.« less

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6511956
Patent Number(s):
US 4439297
Assignee:
Olin Corp.
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 1 Oct 1981; Other Information: PAT-APPL-307352
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CHLORINE; PRODUCTION; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; DESIGN; ENERGY CONSERVATION; HYDROXIDES; ANODES; CATHODES; CATIONS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC FILTERS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ION EXCHANGE MATERIALS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CURRENTS; ELEMENTS; FILTERS; HALOGENS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; IONS; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 320303* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Equipment & Processes

Citation Formats

Kircher, M S, Harrison, C H, Justice, D D, and Woodard, Jr, K E. Monopolar membrane electrolytic cell. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Kircher, M S, Harrison, C H, Justice, D D, & Woodard, Jr, K E. Monopolar membrane electrolytic cell. United States.
Kircher, M S, Harrison, C H, Justice, D D, and Woodard, Jr, K E. Tue . "Monopolar membrane electrolytic cell". United States.
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title = {Monopolar membrane electrolytic cell},
author = {Kircher, M S and Harrison, C H and Justice, D D and Woodard, Jr, K E},
abstractNote = {A monopolar membrane electrolytic cell is comprised of a plurality of anodes wherein each anode is comprised of a first foraminous surface and a second foraminous surface positioned in parallel and spaced apart, and a frame enclosing the first and the second foraminous surfaces. The frame has two side members, a top member, and a bottom member attached to the foraminous surfaces. A chamber is formed between the foraminous surfaces and bounded by the frame. Conductor rods pass through one of the side members of the frame into the chamber, the conductor rods being spaced apart from the foraminous surfaces. Foraminous conductive connectors are positioned in the chamber and attached to the conductor rods and to the foraminous surfaces; a plurality of cathodes wherein each cathode is comprised of at least one foraminous surface, and a frame which encloses the foraminous surface. The cathodes are alternatingly interleaved with the anodes; a plurality of sheets of cation exchange membrane material, each of the sheets being pressed between each opposite pair of the anodes and the cathodes. The cation exchange membrane material is comprised of a blend of a first fluorinated polymer which contains sulfonyl functional groups and a second fluorinated polymer which contains carboxylic acid functional groups; the cell has raw material supply conduits and product withdrawal conduits communicating with the interior of each of the anodes and the cathodes; means for supplying electric current to the anodes and removing electric current from the cathodes are provided, and pressing means provided for pressing the anodes and the cathodes together to form a substantially fluid-tight cell.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {3}
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