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Title: Apparatus and method for making metal chloride salt product

Abstract

A method of producing metal chlorides is disclosed in which chlorine gas is introduced into liquid Cd. CdCl.sub.2 salt is floating on the liquid Cd and as more liquid CdCl.sub.2 is formed it separates from the liquid Cd metal and dissolves in the salt. The salt with the CdCl.sub.2 dissolved therein contacts a metal which reacts with CdCl.sub.2 to form a metal chloride, forming a mixture of metal chloride and CdCl.sub.2. After separation of bulk Cd from the salt, by gravitational means, the metal chloride is obtained by distillation which removes CdCl.sub.2 and any Cd dissolved in the metal chloride.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Naperville, IL
  2. Homer Glen, IL
  3. Carlsbad, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909371
Patent Number(s):
7,217,402
Application Number:
11/217,844
Assignee:
United States of America Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Miller, William E, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, and Richmann, Michael K. Apparatus and method for making metal chloride salt product. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Miller, William E, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, & Richmann, Michael K. Apparatus and method for making metal chloride salt product. United States.
Miller, William E, Tomczuk, Zygmunt, and Richmann, Michael K. 2007. "Apparatus and method for making metal chloride salt product". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909371.
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author = {Miller, William E and Tomczuk, Zygmunt and Richmann, Michael K},
abstractNote = {A method of producing metal chlorides is disclosed in which chlorine gas is introduced into liquid Cd. CdCl.sub.2 salt is floating on the liquid Cd and as more liquid CdCl.sub.2 is formed it separates from the liquid Cd metal and dissolves in the salt. The salt with the CdCl.sub.2 dissolved therein contacts a metal which reacts with CdCl.sub.2 to form a metal chloride, forming a mixture of metal chloride and CdCl.sub.2. After separation of bulk Cd from the salt, by gravitational means, the metal chloride is obtained by distillation which removes CdCl.sub.2 and any Cd dissolved in the metal chloride.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
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