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Title: Apparatus for blending small particles

Abstract

An apparatus is described for blending small particles and uniformly loading the blended particles in a receptacle. Measured volumes of various particles are simultaneously fed into a funnel to accomplish radial blending and then directed onto the apex of a conical splitter which collects the blended particles in a multiplicity of equal subvolumes. Thereafter the apparatus sequentially discharges the subvolumes for loading in a receptacle. A system for blending nuclear fuel particles and loading them into fuel rod molds is described in a preferred embodiment. (auth)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4131648
Patent Number(s):
3901409
Assignee:
to U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01F - MIXING, e.g. DISSOLVING, EMULSIFYING, DISPERSING
NSA Number:
NSA-33-009101
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1974 Jul 23; Other Information: B67D5/60. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N42200* -Engineering-Facilities & Equipment; 420200* -Engineering-Facilities & Equipment; *FUEL PARTICLES- MIXING; *MIXERS- DESIGN; FABRICATION; FUEL RODS

Citation Formats

Bradley, R A, Reese, C R, and Sease, J D. Apparatus for blending small particles. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Bradley, R A, Reese, C R, & Sease, J D. Apparatus for blending small particles. United States.
Bradley, R A, Reese, C R, and Sease, J D. Tue . "Apparatus for blending small particles". United States.
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