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Title: Lithium purification technique

Abstract

A method for purifying liquid lithium to remove unwanted quantities of nitrogen or aluminum. The method involves precipitation of aluminum nitride by adding a reagent to the liquid lithium. The reagent will be either nitrogen or aluminum in a quantity adequate to react with the unwanted quantity of the impurity to form insoluble aluminum nitride. The aluminum nitride can be mechanically separated from the molten liquid lithium.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6021034
Application Number:
ON: TI85006015
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-037978
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; LITHIUM; PURIFICATION; ALUMINIUM; LIQUID METALS; NITROGEN; ALKALI METALS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; METALS; NONMETALS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Keough, R.F., and Meadows, G.E. Lithium purification technique. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Keough, R.F., & Meadows, G.E. Lithium purification technique. United States.
Keough, R.F., and Meadows, G.E. Tue . "Lithium purification technique". United States.
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title = {Lithium purification technique},
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abstractNote = {A method for purifying liquid lithium to remove unwanted quantities of nitrogen or aluminum. The method involves precipitation of aluminum nitride by adding a reagent to the liquid lithium. The reagent will be either nitrogen or aluminum in a quantity adequate to react with the unwanted quantity of the impurity to form insoluble aluminum nitride. The aluminum nitride can be mechanically separated from the molten liquid lithium.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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