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Title: Continuous recovery system for electrorefiner system

Abstract

A continuous recovery system for an electrorefiner system may include a trough having a ridge portion and a furrow portion. The furrow portion may include a first section and a second section. An inlet and exit pipe may be connected to the trough. The inlet pipe may include an outlet opening that opens up to the first section of the furrow portion of the trough. The exit pipe may include an entrance opening that opens up to the second section of the furrow portion of the trough. A chain may extend through the inlet and exit pipes and along the furrow portion of the trough. The chain may be in a continuous loop form. A plurality of flights may be secured to the chain. Accordingly, the desired product may be continuously harvested from the electrorefiner system without having to halt the electrical power and/or remove the cathode and anode assemblies.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133964
Patent Number(s):
8,746,440
Application Number:
13/335,140
Assignee:
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Willit, James L., Barnes, Laurel A., and Blaskovitz, Robert J. Continuous recovery system for electrorefiner system. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Willit, James L., Barnes, Laurel A., & Blaskovitz, Robert J. Continuous recovery system for electrorefiner system. United States.
Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., Willit, James L., Barnes, Laurel A., and Blaskovitz, Robert J. Tue . "Continuous recovery system for electrorefiner system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133964.
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title = {Continuous recovery system for electrorefiner system},
author = {Williamson, Mark A. and Wiedmeyer, Stanley G. and Willit, James L. and Barnes, Laurel A. and Blaskovitz, Robert J.},
abstractNote = {A continuous recovery system for an electrorefiner system may include a trough having a ridge portion and a furrow portion. The furrow portion may include a first section and a second section. An inlet and exit pipe may be connected to the trough. The inlet pipe may include an outlet opening that opens up to the first section of the furrow portion of the trough. The exit pipe may include an entrance opening that opens up to the second section of the furrow portion of the trough. A chain may extend through the inlet and exit pipes and along the furrow portion of the trough. The chain may be in a continuous loop form. A plurality of flights may be secured to the chain. Accordingly, the desired product may be continuously harvested from the electrorefiner system without having to halt the electrical power and/or remove the cathode and anode assemblies.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
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