CATHODE PARTS WITH SURFACES WETTED BY LIQUID ALUMINUM ARE INTRODUCED IN ELECTROLYTIC CELLS TO PRODUCE PRIMARY ALUMINUM SUCH THAT THEY ADJUST TO THE RISING AND FALLING METAL LEVEL.

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Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1251
Amount: $49,021.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 DR. RUDOLF KELLER
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Abstract
CATHODE PARTS WITH SURFACES WETTED BY LIQUID ALUMINUM ARE INTRODUCED IN ELECTROLYTIC CELLS TO PRODUCE PRIMARY ALUMINUM SUCH THAT THEY ADJUST TO THE RISING AND FALLING METAL LEVEL. THE PARTS PROVIDE CATHODE AREA AT A DISTANCE FROM THE ANODE THAT IS SMALLER THAN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LIQUID METAL SURFACE AND ANODE. IN THE PRESENT PHASE I, THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN ROOM TEMPERATURE MODEL STUDIES, PARTS DESIGNED AND SUBJECTED TO PRELIMINARY HIGH-TEMPERATURE TESTING. IT IS PROJECTED THAT 9 - 15 PERCENT OF ELECTRIC ENERGY COULD BE SAVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF PRIMARY ALUMINUM IN RETROFITTED HALL-HEROULT CELLS.

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