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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:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE HANFORD CO
OSTI Identifier:
865506
Patent Number(s):
4528032
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76FF02170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
lithium; purification; technique; method; purifying; liquid; remove; unwanted; quantities; nitrogen; aluminum; involves; precipitation; nitride; adding; reagent; quantity; adequate; react; impurity; form; insoluble; mechanically; separated; molten; liquid lithium; aluminum nitride; method involves; remove unwanted; molten liquid; method involve; form insoluble; /75/

Citation Formats

Keough, Robert F., and Meadows, George E. Lithium purification technique. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Keough, Robert F., & Meadows, George E. Lithium purification technique. United States.
Keough, Robert F., and Meadows, George E. Tue . "Lithium purification technique". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865506.
@article{osti_865506,
title = {Lithium purification technique},
author = {Keough, Robert F. and Meadows, George E.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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