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Title: Consumable anode and anode assembly for electrolytic reduction of metal oxides

Abstract

An anode assembly is provided having a pair of channels; anodes in slidable communication with the channels; conduit to direct carrier gas to the anode; and conduit to remove reaction gas from the anode. Also provided is a method for continuously feeding anodes into a electrolytic bath, the method having the steps of stacking the anodes such that all of the anodes reside in the same plane and wherein the stack includes a bottom anode; contacting the bottom anode with the electrolytic bath for a time and at a current sufficient to cause the bottom anode to be consumed during an electrolytic process; using gravity to replace the bottom anode with other anodes defining the stack.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1496859
Patent Number(s):
10,106,903
Application Number:
15/064,106
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Motsegood, Perry N., Willit, James L., Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., and Koehl, Eugene R. Consumable anode and anode assembly for electrolytic reduction of metal oxides. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Motsegood, Perry N., Willit, James L., Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., & Koehl, Eugene R. Consumable anode and anode assembly for electrolytic reduction of metal oxides. United States.
Motsegood, Perry N., Willit, James L., Williamson, Mark A., Wiedmeyer, Stanley G., and Koehl, Eugene R. Tue . "Consumable anode and anode assembly for electrolytic reduction of metal oxides". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1496859.
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abstractNote = {An anode assembly is provided having a pair of channels; anodes in slidable communication with the channels; conduit to direct carrier gas to the anode; and conduit to remove reaction gas from the anode. Also provided is a method for continuously feeding anodes into a electrolytic bath, the method having the steps of stacking the anodes such that all of the anodes reside in the same plane and wherein the stack includes a bottom anode; contacting the bottom anode with the electrolytic bath for a time and at a current sufficient to cause the bottom anode to be consumed during an electrolytic process; using gravity to replace the bottom anode with other anodes defining the stack.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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