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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:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
868726
Patent Number(s):
US 5200054
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ice; electrode; electrolytic; cell; relates; method; apparatus; removing; heavy; metals; waste; water; soils; process; streams; means; cooling; cathode; form; layer; applying; electric; current; deposit; metal; easily; removed; melting; embodiment; ice-covered; employed; powdered; process streams; easily removed; waste water; heavy metal; electric current; electrolytic cell; process stream; heavy metals; removing heavy; powdered metal; cell cathode; cell means; /205/204/

Citation Formats

Glenn, David F., Suciu, Dan F., Harris, Taryl L., and Ingram, Jani C.. Ice electrode electrolytic cell. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Glenn, David F., Suciu, Dan F., Harris, Taryl L., & Ingram, Jani C.. Ice electrode electrolytic cell. United States.
Glenn, David F., Suciu, Dan F., Harris, Taryl L., and Ingram, Jani C.. Fri . "Ice electrode electrolytic cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868726.
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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 = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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