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Title: Liquid surface skimmer apparatus for molten lithium and method

Abstract

This invention relates to an apparatus for separating two fluids having different specific gravities. The invention also relates to a method for using the separating apparatus of the present invention. This invention particularly relates to the skimming of molten lithium metal from the surface of a fused salt electrolyte in the electrolytic production of lithium metal from a mixed fused salt.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Maryville, TN
  3. Oak Ridge, TN
  4. Gastonia, NC
  5. (Salisbury, NC)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
869890
Patent Number(s):
5417815
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid; surface; skimmer; apparatus; molten; lithium; method; relates; separating; fluids; specific; gravities; particularly; skimming; metal; fused; salt; electrolyte; electrolytic; production; mixed; fused salt; electrolytic production; molten lithium; lithium metal; salt electrolyte; separating apparatus; specific gravities; liquid surface; /205/204/210/266/

Citation Formats

Robinson, Samuel C, Pollard, Roy E, Thompson, William F, Stark, Marshall W, and Currin, Jr., Robert T. Liquid surface skimmer apparatus for molten lithium and method. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Robinson, Samuel C, Pollard, Roy E, Thompson, William F, Stark, Marshall W, & Currin, Jr., Robert T. Liquid surface skimmer apparatus for molten lithium and method. United States.
Robinson, Samuel C, Pollard, Roy E, Thompson, William F, Stark, Marshall W, and Currin, Jr., Robert T. Sun . "Liquid surface skimmer apparatus for molten lithium and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869890.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to an apparatus for separating two fluids having different specific gravities. The invention also relates to a method for using the separating apparatus of the present invention. This invention particularly relates to the skimming of molten lithium metal from the surface of a fused salt electrolyte in the electrolytic production of lithium metal from a mixed fused salt.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
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