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Title: Oxygen-producing inert anodes for SOM process

An electrolysis system for generating a metal and molecular oxygen includes a container for receiving a metal oxide containing a metallic species to be extracted, a cathode positioned to contact a metal oxide housed within the container; an oxygen-ion-conducting membrane positioned to contact a metal oxide housed within the container; an anode in contact with the oxygen-ion-conducting membrane and spaced apart from a metal oxide housed within the container, said anode selected from the group consisting of liquid metal silver, oxygen stable electronic oxides, oxygen stable crucible cermets, and stabilized zirconia composites with oxygen stable electronic oxides.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1126423
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston University (Boston, MA) GFO
Patent Number(s):
8,658,007
Application Number:
11/994,806
Contract Number:
FC36-04GO14011
Research Org:
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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