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Title: Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li{sub 2}O

Abstract

A method is described for removing Li{sub 2}O present in an electrolyte predominantly of LiCl and KCl. The electrolyte is heated to a temperature not less than about 500 C and then Al is introduced into the electrolyte in an amount in excess of the stoichiometric amount needed to convert the Li{sub 2}O to a Li-Al alloy and lithium aluminate salt. The salt and aluminum are maintained in contact with agitation for a time sufficient to convert the Li{sub 2}O.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
570498
Patent Number(s):
5711019
Application Number:
PAN: 8-594,974
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; ELECTROLYTES; CLEANING; LITHIUM OXIDES; REMOVAL; LITHIUM CHLORIDES; POTASSIUM CHLORIDES; HEAT TREATMENTS; ALUMINIUM

Citation Formats

Tomczuk, Z, Miller, W E, Johnson, G K, and Willit, J L. Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li{sub 2}O. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Tomczuk, Z, Miller, W E, Johnson, G K, & Willit, J L. Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li{sub 2}O. United States.
Tomczuk, Z, Miller, W E, Johnson, G K, and Willit, J L. Tue . "Method for treating electrolyte to remove Li{sub 2}O". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for removing Li{sub 2}O present in an electrolyte predominantly of LiCl and KCl. The electrolyte is heated to a temperature not less than about 500 C and then Al is introduced into the electrolyte in an amount in excess of the stoichiometric amount needed to convert the Li{sub 2}O to a Li-Al alloy and lithium aluminate salt. The salt and aluminum are maintained in contact with agitation for a time sufficient to convert the Li{sub 2}O.},
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