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Title: Method for high-throughput micro-sampling analysis of electrochemical process salts

Abstract

A method and apparatus for analyzing molten salt electrolyte. The method includes extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. The apparatus includes a droplet generator; a sample transport mechanism; and at least one detector positioned above the sample transport mechanism.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576309
Patent Number(s):
10,416,045
Application Number:
15/237,430
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Aug 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Launiere, Cari A., Pereira, Candido, Bailey, James L., and Wiedmeyer, Stanley G. Method for high-throughput micro-sampling analysis of electrochemical process salts. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Launiere, Cari A., Pereira, Candido, Bailey, James L., & Wiedmeyer, Stanley G. Method for high-throughput micro-sampling analysis of electrochemical process salts. United States.
Launiere, Cari A., Pereira, Candido, Bailey, James L., and Wiedmeyer, Stanley G. Tue . "Method for high-throughput micro-sampling analysis of electrochemical process salts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576309.
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author = {Launiere, Cari A. and Pereira, Candido and Bailey, James L. and Wiedmeyer, Stanley G.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for analyzing molten salt electrolyte. The method includes extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. The apparatus includes a droplet generator; a sample transport mechanism; and at least one detector positioned above the sample transport mechanism.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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