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Title: Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods

Abstract

A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H.sub.2 O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Belmont, MA
  2. Rockport, MA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
866737
Patent Number(s):
US 4776932
Assignee:
GTE Products Corporation (Danvers, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
recovery; mercury; compounds; via; electrolytic; methods; process; electrolytically; recovering; provided; embodiment; hg; recovered; employing; electrolyte; solution; mixture; hcl; hgo; comprised; glacial; acetic; acid; apparatus; producing; isotopically; enriched; reactor; transporting; dissolved; cell; reduced; elemental; isotopically enriched; mercury compounds; acetic acid; electrolytic cell; electrolyte solution; elemental mercury; recovering mercury; mercury recovered; glacial acetic; electrolytically reduced; via electrolytic; electrolytic methods; compounds via; producing isotopically; enriched mercury; electrolytically recovering; electrolytically recovered; dissolved compounds; electrolytic method; /250/204/

Citation Formats

Grossman, Mark W, and George, William A. Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Grossman, Mark W, & George, William A. Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods. United States.
Grossman, Mark W, and George, William A. Fri . "Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866737.
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title = {Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods},
author = {Grossman, Mark W and George, William A},
abstractNote = {A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg.sub.2 Cl.sub.2 employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H.sub.2 O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H.sub.2 O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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