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Title: Three-electrode metal oxide reduction cell

Abstract

A method of electrochemically reducing a metal oxide to the metal in an electrochemical cell is disclosed along with the cell. Each of the anode and cathode operate at their respective maximum reaction rates. An electrolyte and an anode at which oxygen can be evolved, and a cathode including a metal oxide to be reduced are included as is a third electrode with independent power supplies connecting the anode and the third electrode and the cathode and the third electrode.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Downers Groves, IL
  2. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985510
Patent Number(s):
7410561
Application Number:
11/084,940; TRN: US201016%%1987
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25C - PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC PRODUCTION, RECOVERY OR REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ANODES; CATHODES; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTROLYTES; OXIDES; OXYGEN; POWER SUPPLIES; REACTION KINETICS; REDUCTION; METALS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Dees, Dennis W, and Ackerman, John P. Three-electrode metal oxide reduction cell. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Dees, Dennis W, & Ackerman, John P. Three-electrode metal oxide reduction cell. United States.
Dees, Dennis W, and Ackerman, John P. Tue . "Three-electrode metal oxide reduction cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985510.
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