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Title: Multielectrode sensor for concentration and depth measurements in molten salt

Abstract

A multi electrode sensor that provides in-situ, real time measurements for molten salts and other process fluids such as real-time concentration and salt level measurements for nuclear systems such as molten salt reactors, nuclear reprocessing facilities utilizing molten salts and concentrated solar power systems. The sensor has multiple electrodes with unique lengths which are connected to a potentiostat. Measurements are taken when the electrodes are immersed in the process fluid.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1805658
Patent Number(s):
10955375
Application Number:
15/923,155
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/16/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hoyt, Nathaniel C., Williamson, Mark A., and Willit, James L. Multielectrode sensor for concentration and depth measurements in molten salt. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Hoyt, Nathaniel C., Williamson, Mark A., & Willit, James L. Multielectrode sensor for concentration and depth measurements in molten salt. United States.
Hoyt, Nathaniel C., Williamson, Mark A., and Willit, James L. Tue . "Multielectrode sensor for concentration and depth measurements in molten salt". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1805658.
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