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Title: Molten salt rolling bubble column, reactors utilizing same and related methods

Abstract

Reactors for carrying out a chemical reaction, as well as related components, systems and methods are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a reactor is provided that includes a furnace and a crucible positioned for heating by the furnace. The crucible may contain a molten salt bath. A downtube is disposed at least partially within the interior crucible along an axis. The downtube includes a conduit having a first end in communication with a carbon source and an outlet at a second end of the conduit for introducing the carbon material into the crucible. At least one opening is formed in the conduit between the first end and the second end to enable circulation of reaction components contained within the crucible through the conduit. An oxidizing material may be introduced through a bottom portion of the crucible in the form of gas bubbles to react with the other materials.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1226544
Patent Number(s):
9,187,325
Application Number:
13/188,202
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jul 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS

Citation Formats

Turner, Terry D., Benefiel, Bradley C., Bingham, Dennis N., Klinger, Kerry M., and Wilding, Bruce M. Molten salt rolling bubble column, reactors utilizing same and related methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Turner, Terry D., Benefiel, Bradley C., Bingham, Dennis N., Klinger, Kerry M., & Wilding, Bruce M. Molten salt rolling bubble column, reactors utilizing same and related methods. United States.
Turner, Terry D., Benefiel, Bradley C., Bingham, Dennis N., Klinger, Kerry M., and Wilding, Bruce M. Tue . "Molten salt rolling bubble column, reactors utilizing same and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1226544.
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abstractNote = {Reactors for carrying out a chemical reaction, as well as related components, systems and methods are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a reactor is provided that includes a furnace and a crucible positioned for heating by the furnace. The crucible may contain a molten salt bath. A downtube is disposed at least partially within the interior crucible along an axis. The downtube includes a conduit having a first end in communication with a carbon source and an outlet at a second end of the conduit for introducing the carbon material into the crucible. At least one opening is formed in the conduit between the first end and the second end to enable circulation of reaction components contained within the crucible through the conduit. An oxidizing material may be introduced through a bottom portion of the crucible in the form of gas bubbles to react with the other materials.},
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