A NEW PROBE FOR MEASURING LIQUID LEVELS IN PYROCHEMICAL PROCESSING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14506
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Materials And Electrochemical
7960 South Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Theodore A Miller
Principal Investigator
() -
Business Contact:
(602) 574-1980
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PHASE I PROJECT UTILIZES THE CORROSION RESISTANCE AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN ADVANCED MATERIALS IN THE DESIGN OF PROBES TO SENSE LIQUID LEVELS AT MOLTEN METAL-SALTINTERFACES AND MOLTEN SALT-GAS INTERFACES. ONE OF THE MORE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED HIGH TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS RESEARCH IS IN THE PYROCHEMICAL PROCESSING OF SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL. IN PARTICULAR, SEVERAL MATERIALS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED THAT ARE STABLE IN THE DEMANDING CONDITIONS CAUSED BY THIS PROCESSING. ONE POTENTIALLY USEFUL FEATURE OF THESE MATERIALS IS THEIR EXTREMES OF HIGH AND LOW ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY. THIS COMBINATION ALLOWS THE DEVELOPMENT OF ROBUST ELECTRICALLY BASED SENSORS CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING THE EXTREME CONDITIONS THAT ARE FOUND IN THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF PYROCHEMICAL PROCESSING.

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