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Title: Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods

Abstract

A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H[sub 2]O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7019894
Patent Number(s):
4879010
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-259425
Assignee:
GTE Products Corp., Danvers, MA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 7 Oct 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; MERCURY; MATERIALS RECOVERY; MERCURY CHLORIDES; ELECTROLYSIS; MERCURY OXIDES; ISOTOPE ENRICHED MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; ELEMENTS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; LYSIS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MERCURY COMPOUNDS; MERCURY HALIDES; METALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 400105* - Separation Procedures; 400400 - Electrochemistry

Citation Formats

Grossman, M W, and George, W A. Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Grossman, M W, & George, W A. Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods. United States.
Grossman, M W, and George, W A. Tue . "Recovery of mercury from mercury compounds via electrolytic methods". United States.
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abstractNote = {A process for electrolytically recovering mercury from mercury compounds is provided. In one embodiment, Hg is recovered from Hg[sub 2]Cl[sub 2] employing as the electrolyte solution a mixture of HCl and H[sub 2]O. In another embodiment, Hg is electrolytically recovered from HgO wherein the electrolyte solution is comprised of glacial acetic acid and H[sub 2]O. Also provided is an apparatus for producing isotopically enriched mercury compounds in a reactor and then transporting the dissolved compounds into an electrolytic cell where mercury ions are electrolytically reduced and elemental mercury recovered from the mercury compounds. 3 figs.},
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