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Title: Lamella settler crystallizer

Abstract

A crystallizer 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Orinda, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867649
Patent Number(s):
4978509
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
lamella; settler; crystallizer; incorporates; particularly; applicable; batteries; power; cells; electric; vehicles; stationary; applications; utilized; coarse; particle; separation; agglomeration; aluminum-air; solving; hydrargillite; aluminum-hydroxide; removal; provides; advantages; energy; consumption; turbulence; shear; cost; maintenance; due; effective; control; aluminum; hydroxide; size; distribution; various; sections; electrochemical; systems; requiring; phases; densities; lamella settler; coarse particle; energy consumption; size distribution; electric vehicle; particularly applicable; particle size; electric vehicles; particularly effective; systems requiring; requiring separation; stationary applications; particle separation; electrochemical systems; aluminum hydroxide; power cells; power cell; settler crystallizer; oxide particle; /422/23/

Citation Formats

Maimoni, Arturo. Lamella settler crystallizer. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Maimoni, Arturo. Lamella settler crystallizer. United States.
Maimoni, Arturo. Mon . "Lamella settler crystallizer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867649.
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abstractNote = {A crystallizer 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
}

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