OXYGEN-EVOLVING ANODES FOR THE ELECTROLYSIS OF CALCIUM OXIDE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 27212
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4221 Roundtop Rd, Export, PA, 15632
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Rudolf Keller
 (412) 325-3260
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF CALCIUM OXIDE IS AN EFFECTIVE STEP IN THE PROCESSING OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUELS BY THE SALT TRANSPORT PROCESS. IT IS DESIRABLE TO CONDUCT THIS ELECTROLYSIS WITH OXYGEN-EVOLVING ANODES, THEREBY AVOIDING CARBON CONTAMINATION, BUT THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS APPROACH HAS NOT YET BEEN ESTABLISHED. THREE CANDIDATE ANODE MATERIALS WILL BE EXAMINED FOR CAO ELECTROLYSIS IN LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS SIMILAR TO THOSE PREVIOUSLY CONDUCTED IN OTHER SYSTEMS. ANODE STABILITY SHALL BE ESTABLISHED AND ELECTROLYSIS CONDITIONS IDENTIFIED AT WHICH NO CHLORINE GAS FORMS. IT IS PLANNED TO EXPAND THE EFFORT TO INCLUDE THE ELECTROLYSIS OF LITHIUM OXIDE.

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