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Title: Dimensionally stable anode for electrolysis, method for maintaining dimensions of anode during electrolysis

Abstract

A dimensionally stable electrode is provided comprising a hollow substrate with an open upper end for confining a fluid containing a metal, a film covering portions of the external surface; and a mechanism for replenishing the film. Also provided is a method for maintaining the dimensions of an anode during electrolysis comprising adapting an interior surface of the anode to receive a fluid containing a metal, facilitating transport of the metal to an exterior surface of the anode, forming a protective film on the exterior surface, wherein the transported metal is a cation of the formed protective film, and maintaining the protective film on the exterior surface while the anode is in use.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531430
Patent Number(s):
6083362
Application Number:
09/129,960
Assignee:
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1998-08-06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Hryn, John N., Pellin, Michael J., Wolsky, Alan M., and Calaway, Jr., Wallis F. Dimensionally stable anode for electrolysis, method for maintaining dimensions of anode during electrolysis. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hryn, John N., Pellin, Michael J., Wolsky, Alan M., & Calaway, Jr., Wallis F. Dimensionally stable anode for electrolysis, method for maintaining dimensions of anode during electrolysis. United States.
Hryn, John N., Pellin, Michael J., Wolsky, Alan M., and Calaway, Jr., Wallis F. Tue . "Dimensionally stable anode for electrolysis, method for maintaining dimensions of anode during electrolysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531430.
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author = {Hryn, John N. and Pellin, Michael J. and Wolsky, Alan M. and Calaway, Jr., Wallis F.},
abstractNote = {A dimensionally stable electrode is provided comprising a hollow substrate with an open upper end for confining a fluid containing a metal, a film covering portions of the external surface; and a mechanism for replenishing the film. Also provided is a method for maintaining the dimensions of an anode during electrolysis comprising adapting an interior surface of the anode to receive a fluid containing a metal, facilitating transport of the metal to an exterior surface of the anode, forming a protective film on the exterior surface, wherein the transported metal is a cation of the formed protective film, and maintaining the protective film on the exterior surface while the anode is in use.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {7}
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