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Title: Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production

A method is provided for extracting hydrogen from lithium hydride. The method includes (a) heating lithium hydride to form liquid-phase lithium hydride; (b) extracting hydrogen from the liquid-phase lithium hydride, leaving residual liquid-phase lithium metal; (c) hydriding the residual liquid-phase lithium metal to form refined lithium hydride; and repeating steps (a) and (b) on the refined lithium hydride.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1364632
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Y-12
Patent Number(s):
9,682,859
Application Number:
14/171,801
Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 04
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN