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Title: Anode-cathode power distribution systems and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction

Abstract

Power distribution systems are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include several cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts that permit flexible modular assembly numbers and placement in standardized connection configurations. Electrical contacts may be arranged at any position where assembly contact is desired. Electrical power may be provided via power cables attached to seating assemblies of the electrical contacts. Cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts may provide electrical power at any desired levels. Pairs of anode and cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide equal and opposite electrical power; different cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide different levels of electrical power to a same or different modular cathode assembly. Electrical systems may be used with an electrolyte container into which the modular cathode and anode assemblies extend and are supported above, with the modular cathode and anode assemblies mechanically and electrically connecting to the respective contacts in power distribution systems.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1118257
Patent Number(s):
8,636,892
Application Number:
12/977,839
Assignee:
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Dec 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Koehl, Eugene R, Barnes, Laurel A, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Williamson, Mark A, and Willit, James L. Anode-cathode power distribution systems and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Koehl, Eugene R, Barnes, Laurel A, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Williamson, Mark A, & Willit, James L. Anode-cathode power distribution systems and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction. United States.
Koehl, Eugene R, Barnes, Laurel A, Wiedmeyer, Stanley G, Williamson, Mark A, and Willit, James L. Tue . "Anode-cathode power distribution systems and methods of using the same for electrochemical reduction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1118257.
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abstractNote = {Power distribution systems are useable in electrolytic reduction systems and include several cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts that permit flexible modular assembly numbers and placement in standardized connection configurations. Electrical contacts may be arranged at any position where assembly contact is desired. Electrical power may be provided via power cables attached to seating assemblies of the electrical contacts. Cathode and anode assembly electrical contacts may provide electrical power at any desired levels. Pairs of anode and cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide equal and opposite electrical power; different cathode assembly electrical contacts may provide different levels of electrical power to a same or different modular cathode assembly. Electrical systems may be used with an electrolyte container into which the modular cathode and anode assemblies extend and are supported above, with the modular cathode and anode assemblies mechanically and electrically connecting to the respective contacts in power distribution systems.},
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