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Title: Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production

Abstract

A hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride processing apparatus includes a hot zone to heat solid-phase lithium hydride to form liquid-phase lithium hydride; a vacuum source to extract hydrogen and gaseous-phase lithium metal from the liquid-phase lithium hydride; a cold zone to condense the gaseous-phase lithium metal as purified solid-phase lithium metal; and a heater to melt the purified solid-phase lithium metal in the cold zone and form refined liquid-phase lithium metal in the hot zone.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1650811
Patent Number(s):
10632436
Application Number:
15/592,289
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/11/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Brown, Sam W., Spencer, Larry S., Phillips, Michael R., Powell, G. Louis, and Campbell, Peggy J.. Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Brown, Sam W., Spencer, Larry S., Phillips, Michael R., Powell, G. Louis, & Campbell, Peggy J.. Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production. United States.
Brown, Sam W., Spencer, Larry S., Phillips, Michael R., Powell, G. Louis, and Campbell, Peggy J.. Tue . "Hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650811.
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abstractNote = {A hydrogen, lithium, and lithium hydride processing apparatus includes a hot zone to heat solid-phase lithium hydride to form liquid-phase lithium hydride; a vacuum source to extract hydrogen and gaseous-phase lithium metal from the liquid-phase lithium hydride; a cold zone to condense the gaseous-phase lithium metal as purified solid-phase lithium metal; and a heater to melt the purified solid-phase lithium metal in the cold zone and form refined liquid-phase lithium metal in the hot zone.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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Process for producing high-purity metals
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