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Title: Apparatus for the electrolytic production of metals

Abstract

Improved electrolytic cells for producing metals by the electrolytic reduction of a compound dissolved in a molten electrolyte are disclosed. In the improved cells, at least one electrode includes a protective layer comprising an oxide of the cell product metal formed upon an alloy of the cell product metal and a more noble metal. In the case of an aluminum reduction cell, the electrode can comprise an alloy of aluminum with copper, nickel, iron, or combinations thereof, upon which is formed an aluminum oxide protective layer.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Belmont, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
OSTI Identifier:
868965
Patent Number(s):
5254232
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-83ID12380
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; electrolytic; production; metals; improved; cells; producing; reduction; compound; dissolved; molten; electrolyte; disclosed; electrode; protective; layer; comprising; oxide; cell; product; metal; formed; alloy; noble; aluminum; comprise; copper; nickel; iron; combinations; compound dissolved; reduction cell; producing metal; electrolytic cells; layer comprising; protective layer; electrolytic production; molten electrolyte; electrolytic cell; aluminum oxide; noble metal; electrolytic reduction; producing metals; product metal; aluminum reduction; improved cell; improved electrolytic; improved cells; /204/

Citation Formats

Sadoway, Donald R. Apparatus for the electrolytic production of metals. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Sadoway, Donald R. Apparatus for the electrolytic production of metals. United States.
Sadoway, Donald R. Fri . "Apparatus for the electrolytic production of metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868965.
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abstractNote = {Improved electrolytic cells for producing metals by the electrolytic reduction of a compound dissolved in a molten electrolyte are disclosed. In the improved cells, at least one electrode includes a protective layer comprising an oxide of the cell product metal formed upon an alloy of the cell product metal and a more noble metal. In the case of an aluminum reduction cell, the electrode can comprise an alloy of aluminum with copper, nickel, iron, or combinations thereof, upon which is formed an aluminum oxide protective layer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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