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Title: Bell column downtube, 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. A downtube is disposed at least partially within the interior crucible along an axis. At least one structure is coupled with the downtube and extends substantially across the cross-sectional area of the interior volume taken in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis. A plurality of holes is formed in the structure enabling fluid flow therethrough. The structure coupled with the downtube may include a lower body portion and an upper body portion coupled with the lower body portion, wherein the plurality of holes is formed in the lower body portion adjacent to, and radially outward from, a periphery of the upper body portion.

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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1233377
Patent Number(s):
9,216,401
Application Number:
13/188,121
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC 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., Bingham, Dennis N., Benefiel, Bradley C., Klinger, Kerry M., and Wilding, Bruce M. Bell column downtube, reactors utilizing same and related methods. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Turner, Terry D., Bingham, Dennis N., Benefiel, Bradley C., Klinger, Kerry M., & Wilding, Bruce M. Bell column downtube, reactors utilizing same and related methods. United States.
Turner, Terry D., Bingham, Dennis N., Benefiel, Bradley C., Klinger, Kerry M., and Wilding, Bruce M. Tue . "Bell column downtube, reactors utilizing same and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1233377.
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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. A downtube is disposed at least partially within the interior crucible along an axis. At least one structure is coupled with the downtube and extends substantially across the cross-sectional area of the interior volume taken in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis. A plurality of holes is formed in the structure enabling fluid flow therethrough. The structure coupled with the downtube may include a lower body portion and an upper body portion coupled with the lower body portion, wherein the plurality of holes is formed in the lower body portion adjacent to, and radially outward from, a periphery of the upper body portion.},
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