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Title: Lamella settler crystallizer

Abstract

A crystallizer is described which incorporates a lamella settler and which is particularly applicable for use in batteries and power cells for electric vehicles or stationary applications. The lamella settler can be utilized for coarse particle separation or for agglomeration, and is particularly applicable to aluminum-air batteries or power cells for solving the hydrargillite (aluminum-hydroxide) removal problems from such batteries. This invention provides the advantages of very low energy consumption, turbulence, shear, cost and maintenance. Thus, due to the low shear and low turbulence of this invention, it is particularly effective in the control of aluminum hydroxide particle size distribution in the various sections of an aluminum-air system, as well as in other electrochemical systems requiring separation for phases of different densities. 3 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7075377
Patent Number(s):
4978509 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-120448
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 13 Nov 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDES; CRYSTALLIZATION; ALUMINIUM-AIR BATTERIES; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; DESIGN; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXIDES; METAL-GAS BATTERIES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; 250903* - Energy Storage- Batteries- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries

Citation Formats

Maimoni, A. Lamella settler crystallizer. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Maimoni, A. Lamella settler crystallizer. United States.
Maimoni, A. Tue . "Lamella settler crystallizer". United States.
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abstractNote = {A crystallizer is described which incorporates a lamella settler and which is particularly applicable for use in batteries and power cells for electric vehicles or stationary applications. The lamella settler can be utilized for coarse particle separation or for agglomeration, and is particularly applicable to aluminum-air batteries or power cells for solving the hydrargillite (aluminum-hydroxide) removal problems from such batteries. This invention provides the advantages of very low energy consumption, turbulence, shear, cost and maintenance. Thus, due to the low shear and low turbulence of this invention, it is particularly effective in the control of aluminum hydroxide particle size distribution in the various sections of an aluminum-air system, as well as in other electrochemical systems requiring separation for phases of different densities. 3 figs.},
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