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Title: Methods and systems for producing a metal chloride or the like

Abstract

Systems and methods for producing metal chloride MIClx from metal MI without the use of HCl and/or Cl2 gases, including: a bath vessel holding conductive fluid; an anode disposed in the conductive fluid, the anode including metal M.sup.I; a cathode assembly disposed in the conductive fluid, the cathode assembly including a cathode vessel including porous and non-porous portions, the non-porous portion holding sacrificial metal chloride MIICly substantially separate from metal chloride MIClx, wherein the cathode assembly includes a center lead disposed within the cathode vessel operable for delivering charge to sacrificial metal chloride MIICly; and a power supply coupling the anode and the cathode assembly, the power supply polarized to produce current flow in a direction that causes anodic dissolution of metal M.sup.I into the conductive fluid and deposition of metal M.sup.II within the cathode vessel. The systems and methods apply equally to producing metal halide MIXx.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735002
Patent Number(s):
10704152
Application Number:
15/868,464
Assignee:
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/11/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Holland, Justin M., and Freiderich, John William. Methods and systems for producing a metal chloride or the like. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Holland, Justin M., & Freiderich, John William. Methods and systems for producing a metal chloride or the like. United States.
Holland, Justin M., and Freiderich, John William. Tue . "Methods and systems for producing a metal chloride or the like". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735002.
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