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Title: Liquid metal electric pump

Abstract

An electrical pump for pumping liquid metals to high pressures in high temperature environments without the use of magnets or moving mechanical parts. The pump employs a non-porous solid electrolyte membrane, typically ceramic, specific to the liquid metal to be pumped. A DC voltage is applied across the thickness of the membrane causing ions to form and enter the membrane on the electrically positive surface, with the ions being neutralized on the opposite surface. This action provides pumping of the liquid metal from one side of the non-porous solid electrolyte membrane to the other. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7207362
Patent Number(s):
5080559 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-469855
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) SNL; EDB-94-082672
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 23 Jan 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; LIQUID METALS; PUMPING; PUMPS; DESIGN; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; MASS TRANSFER; MEMBRANE TRANSPORT; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; LIQUIDS; METALS; REACTORS; 420205* - Engineering- Transport & Storage Facilities- (1980-); 210500 - Power Reactors, Breeding

Citation Formats

Abbin, J.P., Andraka, C.E., Lukens, L.L., and Moreno, J.B. Liquid metal electric pump. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Abbin, J.P., Andraka, C.E., Lukens, L.L., & Moreno, J.B. Liquid metal electric pump. United States.
Abbin, J.P., Andraka, C.E., Lukens, L.L., and Moreno, J.B. Tue . "Liquid metal electric pump". United States.
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abstractNote = {An electrical pump for pumping liquid metals to high pressures in high temperature environments without the use of magnets or moving mechanical parts. The pump employs a non-porous solid electrolyte membrane, typically ceramic, specific to the liquid metal to be pumped. A DC voltage is applied across the thickness of the membrane causing ions to form and enter the membrane on the electrically positive surface, with the ions being neutralized on the opposite surface. This action provides pumping of the liquid metal from one side of the non-porous solid electrolyte membrane to the other. 3 figs.},
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