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Magnetic shielding for measuring a plurality of input and/or output currents to an electrolytic cell

Hatch Pty Ltd

Magnetic shielding for measuring a plurality of input and/or output currents to an electrolytic cell

Electric current sensing and management system for electrolytic plants

Hatch Associates Pty Limited

Electric current sensing and management system for electrolytic plants


Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrolytic Cell-related patents
08/27/15
20150240367 
 Electrolytic apparatus,  the efficient production of nitrogen trifluoride patent thumbnailElectrolytic apparatus, the efficient production of nitrogen trifluoride
An electrolytic cell which is partitioned into one or more anode chambers and cathode chambers by one or more partition walls between each anode chamber and cathode chamber, wherein each anode chamber comprises one or more anodes comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, and each cathode chamber comprises one or more cathodes, wherein the anode chamber and the cathode chamber are configured such that any one of the one or more cathodes is adjacent to the outer surface of the one or more anodes and there is no cathode adjacent to the inner surface of the one or more anodes; a molten salt electrolyte surrounding the one or more anodes and the one or more cathodes; at least one anode gas outlet for withdrawing gas from the anode chamber; and at least one cathode gas outlet for withdrawing gas from the cathode chamber.. .
Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.


08/06/15
20150218722 
 Magnetic shielding for measuring a plurality of input and/or output currents to an electrolytic cell patent thumbnailMagnetic shielding for measuring a plurality of input and/or output currents to an electrolytic cell
The present invention relates to a system and method for monitoring, in real time, the electric current that passes through each one of a plurality of single cathodes or anodes forming an electrolytic cell. The system comprises a plurality of sensor means including hall effect sensors.
Hatch Pty Ltd


07/30/15
20150211136 
 Electric current sensing and management system for electrolytic plants patent thumbnailElectric current sensing and management system for electrolytic plants
The present invention relates to an electric current management (ecm) system and method comprising at least one electrolytic cell having at least two electrodes in contact with electrolyte media; a plurality of sensor means for measuring the current passing through one or more electrodes, said sensor means being located inside at least one ecm bar installed in one or more operating electrolytic cells; a support means for supporting at least one ecm bar in each cell; wherein the support means is adapted to avoid disruption to normal electrode movements and damage to the ecm bar. The present invention introduces improvements for minimizing the effects that several types of variables have on current measurement, such as magnetic field interference, cell geometry and contact configuration, in order to provide a reliable approximation of the current passing through each electrode.
Hatch Associates Pty Limited


07/23/15
20150203976 
 Bipolar alkaline water electrolysis unit and electrolytic cell patent thumbnailBipolar alkaline water electrolysis unit and electrolytic cell
A bipolar alkaline water electrolysis unit incorporated in an electrolytic cell for electrolyzing an electrolytic solution of alkaline water to obtain oxygen and hydrogen, the bipolar alkaline water electrolysis unit including an oxygen generating anode, a hydrogen generating cathode, a conductive partition wall that separates the anode and the cathode from each other, and an outer frame that surrounds the conductive partition wall, wherein a gas and electrolytic solution passage is provided at an upper portion of the conductive partition wall and/or the outer frame, and an electrolytic solution passage is provided at a lower part of the conductive partition wall and/or the outer frame.. .
Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150203378 
 Coffee machine comprising an electrolytic cell for producing basic water patent thumbnailCoffee machine comprising an electrolytic cell for producing basic water
Disclosed is a coffee-tea extraction machine comprising one or a plurality of electrolytic cells that include two or more diamond electrodes or corresponding suitable stable metal electrodes or corresponding suitable stable metal electrodes for producing slightly alkaline water having a ph of 8.2 to 8.6 and for electrochemically breaking up the water molecule cluster chains of 14 to 18 molecules into clusters containing two to three molecules. Said coffee-tea extraction machine is characterized in that the solvency and extractive capacity of the brewing water in the coffee-tea machine triples or quadruples and the resorption potential through intestinal cell membranes doubles or triples.

07/02/15
20150184305 
 Electrolytic cell and  use thereof patent thumbnailElectrolytic cell and use thereof
In one embodiment of the present invention an electrolytic cell is provided comprising a containment vessel; a first electrode; a second electrode; a source of electrical current in electrical communication with the first electrode and the second electrode; an electrolyte in fluid communication with the first electrode and the second electrode; a gas, wherein the gas is formed during electrolysis at or near the first electrode; and a separator; wherein the separator includes an inclined surface to direct flow of the electrolyte and the gas due to a difference between density of the electrolyte and the combined density of the electrolyte and the gas such that the gas substantially flows in a direction distal to the second electrode.. .
Mcalister Technologies, Llc.


06/25/15
20150176142 
 Dual diaphragm electrolysis cell assembly and  generating a cleaning solution without any salt residues and simultaneously generating a sanitizing solution having a predetermined level of available free chlorine and ph patent thumbnailDual diaphragm electrolysis cell assembly and generating a cleaning solution without any salt residues and simultaneously generating a sanitizing solution having a predetermined level of available free chlorine and ph
An electrolysis cell assembly to produce diluted sodium hydroxide solutions naoh and diluted hypochlorous acid hocl solutions having cleaning and sanitizing properties. The electrolysis cell consists of two insulating end pieces for a cylindrical electrolysis cell comprising at least two cylindrical electrodes with two cylindrical ion selective membranes arranged co-axially between them.
Aquaox, Inc.


06/18/15
20150167183 
 Undivided electrolytic cell and use thereof patent thumbnailUndivided electrolytic cell and use thereof
The present invention relates to a method for producing an ammonium peroxodisulphate or an alkali-metal peroxodisulphate, to an undivided electrolytic cell constructed from individual components and to an electrolytic apparatus constructed from a plurality of electrolytic cells of this type.. .
United Initiators Gmbh & Co. Kg


06/18/15
20150167180 
 Oxyhydrogen gas generating system patent thumbnailOxyhydrogen gas generating system
A system for generating ortho-oxyhydrogen uses a number of electrolytic cells to convert water into gas via electrolysis, with the resulting oxygen and hydrogen gas mixture being input into a combustion engine through the air intake duct. The system results in increased engine efficiency.

06/18/15
20150165652 
 Electrolytic cell covers comprising a resin composition polymerized with a group 8 olefin metathesis catalyst patent thumbnailElectrolytic cell covers comprising a resin composition polymerized with a group 8 olefin metathesis catalyst
Articles of manufacture possessing corrosion resistance characteristics are described, in particular for use in the chlor-alkali and other industries. The articles are formed from a resin composition, e.g., a cyclic olefin composition, polymerized with a group 8 olefin metathesis catalyst.
Materia, Inc.


06/11/15
20150159286 

Electrolytic cell for production of rare earth metals


An electrolytic cell for production of rare earth metals is disclosed. The electrolytic cell includes a cell housing provided with one or more inclined channels disposed in a floor of the cell housing along which channel(s) molten rare earth metals produced in the electrolytic cell can drain.
Lynas Services Pty Ltd


05/28/15
20150144499 

Electrolytic cell equipped with concentric electrode pairs


The invention relates to an electrochemical cell, particularly useful in electrochemical processes carried out with periodic reversal of polarity. The cell is equipped with concentric pairs of electrodes arranged in such a way that, in each stage of the process, the cathodic area is equal to the anodic area..
Industrie De Nora S.p.a.


05/28/15
20150144132 

Apparatus for supplying high-concentration hydrogen gas for living organism


An apparatus includes an electrolytic cell having an electrolytic chamber to which subject raw water is introduced, at least one membrane that separates inside and outside of the electrolytic chamber, and at least one pair of electrode plates provided in the inside and the outside of the electrolytic chamber so as to sandwich the membrane, the electrode plate in the outside of the electrolytic chamber being provided to be in contact with the membrane; a direct-current power source that applies a direct-current voltage to the pair of electrode plates; and a diluent gas supplier for diluting hydrogen gas generated from the electrode plate that is to be a cathode, wherein the apparatus blows diluent gas supplied from the diluent gas supplier to the cathode thereby to constantly maintain a hydrogen gas concentration in the vicinity of the cathode during electrolysis at lower than 18.3 vol % so that mixed gas comprising the hydrogen gas and the diluent gas and having a hydrogen gas concentration of 0.1 to 18.3 vol % is supplied to a living organism.. .
Miz Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150136591 

Electrolytic cell with advanced oxidation process and electro catalytic paddle electrode


Electrolytically treating water through influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can provide continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water.
Global Water Holding, Llc


05/14/15
20150129431 

Gas permeable electrode and manufacture


A gas permeable or breathable electrode and method of manufacture thereof. In one example there is an electrolytic cell having an electrode comprising a porous material, wherein gas produced at the electrode diffuses out of the cell via the porous material.

05/07/15
20150122664 

Electrolysis tank used for aluminum electrolysis and electrolysis process using the electrolyzer


An electrolytic cell for aluminum electrolysis includes a cell body, in which an anode and a cathode are arranged inside the cell body, the cell body is filled with an electrolyte, and at least a part of the anode is immersed in the electrolyte; the anode is arranged above the cell body, the cathode is arranged at the bottom of the electrolytic cell and is covered by aluminum liquid, the electrolyte is located between the anode and the cathode and covers the aluminum liquid; and an insulating layer is arranged on the inner sidewall of the cell body for isolating oxygen or the electrolyte from a carbon block. The anode contains fe and cu as primary components; and the electrolyte is composed of 30-38 wt % of naf, 49-60 wt % of alf3, 1-5 wt % of lif, 1-6 wt % of kf and 3-6 wt % of al2o3, and the molar ratio of naf to alf3 is 1.0-1.52..
Inner Mongolia United Industrial Co., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150122641 

Elastic cushion material and ion exchange membrane electrolytic cell utilizing same


Provided are an elastic cushion member and an ion exchange membrane electrolyzer using the same, which elastic cushion member can be installed even in an ion exchange membrane electrolyzer having such a small gap between an electrode and an electrode current collecting plate that a conventional elastic cushion member cannot be arranged therein. An elastic cushion member (10) has a pair of corrosion-resistant metal thin plates (11) arranged at a distance in parallel fashion and a fixing member (12) which fixes the pair of corrosion-resistant metal thin plates (11) and comprises a metal elastic body (13) wound between the pair of corrosion-resistant metal thin plates (11).
Chlorine Engineers Corp., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150122634 

Electrochemical machining apparatus


An electrochemical machining apparatus includes a fastening bracket, a first drive member positioned on the fastening bracket, a connecting member, a first electrode connected to the connecting member, a second driving member, a second electrode connected to the second driving member, a moving assembly positioned on the fastening bracket, an electrolytic cell positioned on moving assembly, a pump, and a vacuum pump. The first electrode defines a plurality of liquid collecting grooves spaced from each other.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150114833 

Preheating connector


This preheating connector for electrically connecting an anode stern to an anode frame of an electrolytic cell during the warm-up phase of the electrolytic cell, includes means of fixing to the anode frame, and bearing means designed to exert pressure on the anode stem in order to keep it pressed up against the anode frame, the fixing means and bearing means being configured and arranged so as to add on the preheating connector onto a so-called permanent connector for electrical and mechanical connection of the anode stem to the anode frame during the continuous operating mode of the cell.. .
Rio Tinto Alcan International Limited


04/16/15
20150101926 

Electrolytic cell


An apparatus for producing a combustible gas for use in enhancing or supplementing a fuel supply of an internal combustion engine comprising an electrolytic cell defining a first electrolyte flow path from an upper chamber to a lower chamber and a second electrolysis gas flow path from the lower chamber to a gas trap disposed in the upper chamber. The gas trap arranged to be in fluid communication with an internal combustion engine intake manifold for supplying combustible electrolytic gases produced in the electrolytic cell apparatus to the fuel supply.

03/12/15
20150068905 

Electrocomposite coatings for hard chrome replacement


The invention provides a method and system for electrolytically coating an article. The method includes providing an article to be coated and disposing the article in an electrolytic cell.
Usc, Llc


03/05/15
20150060295 

Electrochemical cell for aluminum production using carbon monoxide


The present technology discloses a method for producing aluminum from alumina in an electrolytic cell through the use of carbon monoxide as a partial or total reactant with aluminum oxide. The present technology also discloses the structure of an electrolytic cell configured to house this reaction..

02/26/15
20150053571 

Process for recovering alkali metals and sulfur from alkali metal sulfides and polysulfides


Alkali metals and sulfur may be recovered from an oil desulfurization process which utilized alkali metal in an electrolytic process that utilizes an electrolytic cell having an alkali ion conductive membrane. An anolyte solution includes an alkali monosulfide, an alkali polysulfide, or a mixture thereof and a solvent that dissolves elemental sulfur.
Ceramatec, Inc.


02/26/15
20150053569 

Electrolytic cell with catholyte recycle


An improved electrolytic cell, its method and system is disclosed. The electrolytic cell (12) is configured, at least in one design, to recycle the catholyte to increase chlorine capture and concentration in the output solution.
Ecolab Usa Inc.


02/26/15
20150053552 

Electrolytic cell with advanced oxidation process


An apparatus and method for electrolytically treating water which can include the influent inlet arrangements for cavitation and one or more pairs of electrodes. The electrodes can be suitable for a continuous anodic and cathodic operation for treating water.

02/19/15
20150050580 

Electrochemical device comprising a proton-conducting ceramic electrolyte


The invention relates to the use of a ceramic of formula ba2(1-x)m2xin2(1-y)m′2yo4+δ(oh)δ′ where m represents at least one metal cation with an oxidation number ii or iii or a combination thereof, m′ represents at least one metal cation with an oxidation number iii, iv, v or vi or a combination thereof, 0≦x≦1, 0≦y≦1, δ≦2 and 0<δ′≦2, as solid proton-conducting electrolyte in an electrochemical device, in particular a fuel cell, an electrolytic cell, a membrane separating hydrogen from a gas mixture, or also a hydrogen detector, at an operating temperature of said electrochemical device preferably comprised between 200° c. And 600° c..
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - Cnrs -


02/05/15
20150034491 

Anode and operating an electrolysis cell


The invention relates to an anode for electrowinning process in an electrolytic cell, and the method of operation thereof, having cell walls and a cell bottom for holding an electrolyte and electrolyte feeding means, which anode comprises a hanger bar for supporting the anode, a conducting rod for distributing the current, an anode body having at least partly conductive structure. The anode body allows electrolyte penetration and is at least partly covered by electrocatalytic coating, when in connection with the anode there is arranged a non-conductive element, which is restricted to the conductive structure of the anode body, at least from its one side, and which non-conductive element is arranged at a distance a from the electrolyte surface level, when the non-conductive element provides a means for attaching the anode to the cell..
Outotec (finland) Oy


12/18/14
20140372055 

Methods and sensing the internal temperature of an electrochemical device


The internal temperature of an electrochemical device may be probed without a thermocouple, infrared detector, or other auxiliary device to measure temperature. Some methods include exciting an electrochemical device with a driving profile; acquiring voltage and current data from the electrochemical device, in response to the driving profile; calculating an impulse response from the current and voltage data; calculating an impedance spectrum of the electrochemical device from the impulse response; calculating a state-of-charge of the electrochemical device; and then estimating internal temperature of the electrochemical device based on a temperature-impedance-state-of-charge relationship.
Hrl Laboratories, Llc


12/18/14
20140371463 

Benzodithiophene derivatives and their use as photoluminescent compounds


Compound comprising a benzoetherodiazole group of formula (i) and at least one benzodithiophene group or a mixture of compounds comprising a benzoetherodiazole group and at least one benzodithiophene group of formulae (ii) and (iii). Both said compound and said mixture of compounds can be advantageously used as spectrum converters in luminescent solar concentrators (lscs), capable, in their turn, of enhancing the performances of solar devices (i.e.
Eni S.p.a.


12/11/14
20140360980 

Etching of plastic using acidic solutions containing trivalent manganese


A method of preparing a solution capable of etching a platable plastic. The method comprises the steps of: (a) providing an electrolyte comprising a solution of manganese(ii) in a solution of 9 to 15 molar sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid to an electrolytic cell; (b) applying a current to the electrolytic cell, wherein the electrolytic cell comprises an anode and a cathode; and (c) oxidizing the electrolyte to form manganese(iii) ions, wherein the manganese(iii) ions form a metastable sulfate complex.

12/11/14
20140360867 

Electrolytic cell for heating electrolyte by a glow plasma field in the electrolyte


An electrolytic cell for the generation of a plasma field in an electrolyte that heats the electrolyte forms part of a closed-loop heat transfer device, the electrolytic cell fluidly connected to a heat exchanger. A plasma electrode and a second electrode form part of the flow path of electrolyte from the tank to the heat exchanger.

12/11/14
20140360866 

Production of fuel from chemicals derived from biomass


Hydrocarbons may be formed from six carbon sugars. This process involves obtaining a quantity of a hexose sugar.

11/27/14
20140346050 

Method for producing aluminum film and producing aluminum foil


A method for producing an aluminum film by electrodepositing aluminum on a base in an electrolytic cell to which a liquid electrolyte containing a molten salt is fed includes adjusting a concentration of an additive in such a manner that a measured value of an overvoltage is within a predetermined range on the basis of a predetermined relationship between the overvoltage and the concentration of the additive added to the molten salt upon electrodepositing aluminum in the liquid electrolyte.. .

11/13/14
20140336418 

Production of fuel from chemicals derived from biomass


Hydrocarbons may be formed from six carbon sugars. This process involves obtaining a quantity of a hexose sugar.

10/23/14
20140311898 

Mini cleaning appliance for cleaning two-phase or three-phase aerosol flows generated in an electrolytic cell for producing metals


One embodiment of the present disclosure includes enclosing the upper area of the anodes using a fabric sleeve, open at its upper and lower ends, located inside unitary bells with side holes that face the holes of perforated extraction ducts located on both sides of the cell, in an anode and cathode support structure, which are connected to the normal extraction system of the production bay, thus preventing the aerosols from reaching the environment.. .

10/23/14
20140311527 

Device and cleaning dental appliances


A device for cleaning a dental appliance is disclosed. The device includes a holding container including an upper portion and a lower portion, the holding container adapted to receive at least one dental appliance; an electrolytic cell for generating chlorine dioxide from a chlorine dioxide precursor; and an electrical current supply including a circuit operably connecting the electrical current supply to the electrolytic cell..

10/09/14
20140302396 

Nano silicon-carbon composite material and preparation method thereof


The invention relates to a nano silicon-carbon composite negative material for lithium ion batteries and a preparation method thereof. A porous electrode composed of silica and carbon is taken as a raw material, and a nano silicon-carbon composite material of carbon-loaded nano silicon is formed by a molten salt electrolysis method in a manner of silica in-situ electrochemical reduction.

10/02/14
20140295038 

Method for extending the shelf life of liquid comestibles


The shelf life of a comestible liquid is prolonged by passing the liquid through an electrolytic cell. Electric current travels from one electrode to the other through the liquid.

10/02/14
20140290484 

System and treating a saline feed stream to an electro-chlorination unit


A system to reduce scaling within or downstream of an electrolytic cell includes sulfate removal membranes located upstream of one or more electrolytic cells which are arranged to receive a permeate feed stream from the sulfate removal membranes. The membranes can be nanofiltration membranes.

09/25/14
20140283687 

Process and device for improving the capture of so2 in electrolytic cell gases


A method and device for capturing so2 present in gases originating from cells for the industrial production of aluminum by igneous electrolysis, implemented over a group of at least two reactors passed through in parallel by a gas stream and supplied with a powdered sorption agent capable of adsorbing effluents present in the gas stream by placing the sorption agent in contact with the gas stream, each reactor having collection elements for collecting the sorption agent after contact with the gas stream, at least one of the reactors having discharge elements for discharging the sorption agent after contact with the gas stream to injection elements for injecting into at least another one of the reactors; and desorbing elements located between the discharge elements and the injection elements, for desorbing the so2 adsorbed by the sorption agent before it reaches the discharge elements.. .

09/18/14
20140272734 

Electrochemical device for syngas and liquid fuels production


The invention relates to methods for creating high value liquid fuels such as gasoline, diesel, jet and alcohols using carbon dioxide and water as the starting raw materials and a system for using the same. These methods combine a novel solid oxide electrolytic cell (soec) for the efficient and clean conversion of carbon dioxide and water to hydrogen and carbon monoxide, uniquely integrated with a gas-to-liquid fuels producing method..

09/18/14
20140272116 

Titanium diboride granules as erosion protection for cathodes


The invention further relates to a method for producing these titanium diboride granules, the use thereof for covering graphite cathodes in electrolytic cells in al fused-salt electrolysis or for repairing holes in cathode bases of electrolytic cells and also a method for repairing holes in cathode bases of electrolytic cells.. .

09/18/14
20140262809 

Method for heating liquids and a device for its realization


The invention will be applied in industry and households. The method includes performance of an electrolysis process.

09/18/14
20140262808 

Systems and methods of protecting electrolysis cells


Broadly, the present disclosure relates to sidewall features (e.g. Inner sidewall or hot face) of an electrolysis cell, which protect the sidewall from the electrolytic bath while the cell is in operation (e.g.

09/18/14
20140262759 

Electrolytic cell having a transition duct outlet


An electrolytic cell is provided. The cell includes a housing having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet outlet, an anode and a cathode positioned within the housing and defining a reaction chamber therebetween, and a liquid flow path, from the liquid inlet to the liquid outlet, which passes through the reaction chamber.

09/11/14
20140251794 

Method and system for electrolysis


A method and system for electrolysis. The system includes an electrolytic cell which has a front end and a back end.

09/04/14
20140246330 

High performance cathodes for water electrolysers


A cathode for hydrogen evolution in an electrolytic cell, comprising a metallic substrate, and a coating consisting of substantially pure ruthenium oxide, is disclosed. The inventive cathode provides enhanced performance and service life under unsteady and intermittent powering, such as powering from solar cells; a process for coating the metallic substrate is also disclosed..

08/14/14
20140227634 

Gas-diffusion electrode


The invention relates to a gas-diffusion electrode provided with a sintered and cast gas-diffusion layer having a high elastic modulus. The electrode is useful as hydrogen-consuming anode or oxygen-consuming cathode of depolarised electrolytic cells such as electrowinning, chlor-alkali or electrodialysis cells..

08/14/14
20140224668 

Method for operating an electrolytic cell


A method for operating an electrolytic cell for electrolytic water splitting in which at least one membrane is supplied with water in a passive manner.. .

08/14/14
20140224649 

Membrane-electrode assembly, electrolytic cell employing the same, electrolytic-water sprayer, and sterilization


The present invention provides a membrane-electrode assembly which includes: at least one rod-form or tubular electrode; a tubular diaphragm disposed around the periphery of the electrode; and a wire-form counter electrode disposed around the periphery of the diaphragm, the diaphragm being fixed to the rod-form or tubular electrode with the wire-form counter electrode to thereby form an electrode chamber having a gas/liquid passage between the diaphragm and the rod-form or tubular electrode.. .

08/14/14
20140224647 

Electrolyzing cell for generating hydrogen and oxygen and use


An electrolytic cell used to electrolyze water and produce hydrogen and oxygen. The cell comprises nonconductive dividers, sandwiching neutral electrodes and designed for rapid flow of electrolyte through the cell to limit voltage loss.

08/07/14
20140217035 

Device for manufacturing sodium hypochlorite or hypochlorous acid and water treatment system in general


This disclosure includes a device for producing sodium hypochlorite or hypochlorous acid for water treatment, the device including: a cylinder for storing salt in solid form, adapted for being fed directly via a pressurized water pipe, and including one or more tubes that form one or more electrolytic chambers; one or more electrolytic cells received in the electrolytic chambers; the tubes of the cylinders being perforated to allow the contacting of the electrolytic cells with the salt-saturated water while preventing the electrolytic cells from being short-circuited by the solid salt. This produces sodium hypochlorite or hypochlorous acid from salt-saturated water in a cylinder, connected directly to the pipe of the water to be treated without the latter being loaded with salt..

08/07/14
20140216926 

Electrolysis water-making apparatus


The electrolysis water-making apparatus (a) which is an apparatus for making electrolysis water (w5) by electrolyzing a raw material solution (w1, w3) including a chlorine ion includes: an electrolytic cell (2); a raw material solution feed pump (3) used to supply the raw material solution (w1, w3) to the electrolytic cell (2); and a pipe (32, 36) connecting an outlet (3b) of the raw material solution feed pump (3) allowing the raw material solution (w1, w3) to be discharged therefrom and an inlet (26) allowing the raw material solution (w1, w3) to flow into the electrolytic cell (2). In addition, the raw material solution feed pump (3) is provided so that the outlet (3b) is disposed on a lower side of the inlet (26)..

07/31/14
20140209455 

Permanent system for continuous detection of current distribution in interconnected electrolytic cells


The invention relates to a current collecting bus-bar comprising electrode housings for accommodating a multiplicity of electrodes in electrical contact therewith. Probes for measuring the electric potential locally established in correspondence of the electrical contacts during the passage of electric current are also connected to the bus-bar.

07/24/14
20140202875 

Electrolyser and assembly comprising same, in particular for the production of h2 and o2


The present invention relates to an electrolyser for the production of at least one chemical substance, such as hydrogen, oxygen, chlorine or hypochlorous acid, or sodium hydroxide, by electrolysis of pure water or of water containing at least one salt, base and/or acid such as nacl, h2so4, koh or naoh, comprising a stack of at least a first and a second consecutive electrolytic cells, each electrolytic cell (10) comprising; —an anode, —a cathode, —an ion exchange membrane (11) positioned between the anode and the cathode, the ion exchange membrane (11) of the first electrolytic cell and of the second electrolytic cell being separated by a bipolar electrode (15) constituting on the one hand, the anode of the first electrolytic cell and, on the other hand, the cathode of the second electrolytic cell.. .

07/17/14
20140199577 

Alkali metal intercalation material as an electrode in an electrolytic cell


The present invention provides an electrochemical cell that includes an anolyte compartment housing an anode electrode; a catholyte compartment housing a cathode electrode; and a solid alkali ion conductive electrolyte membrane separating the anolyte compartment from the cathode compartment. In some cases, the electrolyte membrane is selected from a sodium ion conductive electrolyte membrane and a lithium ion conductive membrane.

07/17/14
20140197040 

Process for recovering alkali metals and sulfur from alkali metal sulfides and polysulfides


Alkali metals and sulfur may be recovered from alkali monosulfide and polysulfides in an electrolytic process that utilizes an electrolytic cell having an alkali ion conductive membrane. An anolyte solution includes an alkali monosulfide, an alkali polysulfide, or a mixture thereof and a solvent that dissolves elemental sulfur.

07/10/14
20140190821 

Electrolysis water-making apparatus


The electrolysis water-making apparatus (a) includes: an electrolytic cell (2); a raw material solution feed pump (3) used to supply the raw material solution (w1, w3) to the electrolytic cell (2); a raw material solution pipe (32, 36) connecting an outlet (3b) of the raw material solution feed pump (3) and an inlet (26) of the electrolytic cell (2); and an electrolyzed solution advection-deterring portion (40) formed in the raw material solution pipe (32, 36) between the outlet (3b) and the inlet (26). The raw material solution feed pump (3) is provided so that the outlet (3b) is disposed on an upper side of the inlet (26).

07/03/14
20140183057 

Contact bar with multiple support surfaces and insulating capping board


The present invention related to a contact bar or contact bar segment, a contact bar and insulating capping board assembly and a method for operating an electrolytic cell including electrodes for refining metal. Embodiments of the contact bar include support sections with multiple support surfaces for lying against the insulating capping board, thereby distributing weight of the electrodes hanging on the contact bar; and contact sections for receiving the electrodes while providing good electrical contact and precise positioning thereof.

07/03/14
20140183054 

Efficient treatment of wastewater using electrochemical cell


An efficient method and system for the electrochemical treatment of waste water comprising organic and/or inorganic pollutants is disclosed. The system comprises an electrolytic cell comprising a solid polymer, proton exchange membrane electrolyte operating without catholyte or other supporting electrolyte.

07/03/14
20140183053 

Method of producing coupled radical products via desulfoxylation


A method that produces coupled radical products. The method involves obtaining a sodium salt of a sulfonic acid (r—so3—na).

06/19/14
20140171688 

Decarboxylation of levulinic acid to ketone solvents


Ketones, specifically methyl ethyl ketone (“mek”) and octanedione, may be formed from six carbon sugars. This process involves obtaining a quantity of a six carbon sugar and then reacting the sugar to form levulinic acid and formic acid.

06/12/14
20140158637 

Process for generating oxygenated water


A method for increasing the quantity of dissolved oxygen in water includes addition of an oxidant to the water to increase the oxidation-reduction potential (orp) of the water to between about 400 and 850 mv, followed by electrolysis to generate oxygen gas. The voltage applied to the electrolytic cells during electrolysis is less than 300 mv.

06/12/14
20140158548 

Electrolytic cells and methods for the production of ammonia and hydrogen


A method using an electrolytic cell to electrolyze urea to produce at least one of h2 and nh3 is described. An electrolytic cell having a cathode with a first conducting component, an anode with a second conducting component, urea and an alkaline electrolyte composition in electrical communication with the anode and the cathode is used to electrolyze urea.

06/12/14
20140158525 

Apparatus for controlling an electrolytic cell in a water purification system


A system comprises a water purification system having an electrolytic cell to receive a flow of waste water. A power source supplies power to the electrolytic cell.

06/05/14
20140154766 

Method of producing coupled radical products from biomass


A method that produces coupled radical products from biomass. The method involves obtaining a lipid or carboxylic acid material from the biomass.

06/05/14
20140151240 

Electroylytic reduction of carbon capture solutions


Disclosed herein is a system comprising an absorber; the absorber being operative to extract carbon dioxide from a flue gas stream to form a carbon capture solution that is rich in carbon dioxide; and an electrolytic cell disposed downstream of the absorber; where the electrolytic cell is operative to reduce carbon dioxide present in the carbon capture solution. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising discharging a flue gas stream from a flue gas generator to an absorber; contacting the flue gas stream with a carbon capture solution; extracting carbon dioxide from the flue gas stream to form a carbon dioxide rich carbon capture solution; discharging the carbon dioxide rich carbon capture solution to an electrolytic cell; and reducing the carbon dioxide to a hydrocarbon in the electrolytic cell..

05/22/14
20140138241 

Aluminum smelter comprising electrical conductors made from a superconducting material


Characterized in that the electrical conductor made of superconducting material in the secondary electrical circuit runs along the row or rows of electrolytic cells at least twice in such a way as to make several turns in series.. .

05/22/14
20140138240 

Aluminum smelter including cells with cathode output at the bottom of the pot shell and cell stabilizing means


Aluminum smelter comprising: (i) a series of electrolytic cells, comprising an anode, a cathode and a pot shell equipped with a side wall and a bottom, each cathode including at least one cathode output, (ii) a main electric circuit through which an electrolysis current passes, including an electrical conductor connected to each cathode output of a cell n, and to the anode of a cell n+1, and (iii) a means to stabilize the electrolytic cells. At least one of the cathode outputs of the cathode of n passes through the bottom of the pot shell, and during the operation of n and n+1, the electrolysis current passes, in an upstream-downstream direction only, through each electrical conductor extending from each cathode output of n in the direction of n+1..

05/15/14
20140131218 

Undivided electrolytic cell and use of the same


The invention relates to a method for producing an ammonium peroxydisulfate or alkali metal peroxydisulfate, to an undivided electrolytic cell which is composed of individual components, and to an electrolytic device composed of a plurality of said electrolytic cells.. .

05/08/14
20140124377 

Three electrode electrolytic cell and making hypochlorous acid


A method and apparatus are provided for electrolyzing a source liquid in an electrolytic device. The electrolytic device includes a first cathode in a cathode chamber; and an anode and a second, auxiliary cathode in an anode chamber.

05/01/14
20140116891 

Non-cyanide base electro chemical polishing


A system used in polishing the metal includes a base assembly and an electrolytic cell assembly. The base assembly has a support stand which is mounted on to a connecting element.

04/24/14
20140110269 

Anodes for the electrolytic production of nitrogen trifluoride and fluorine


A process and an anode for the production of nitrogen trifluoride or fluorine where the anode in the electrolytic cell is made primarily from parallel ordered anisotropic carbon, including needle coke and/or mesocarbon microbeads. The parallel ordered anisotropic carbon anodes minimize the production of cf4 and improve the purity of the nitrogen trifluoride or fluorine gas produced.

04/24/14
20140110267 

Anodes for the electrolytic production of nitrogen trifluoride and fluorine


A process and an anode for the production of nitrogen trifluoride or fluorine where the anode in the electrolytic cell is made primarily from mesocarbon microbeads. The mesocarbon microbead anodes minimize the production of cf4 and improve the purity of the nitrogen trifluoride or fluorine gas produced.

04/17/14
20140102912 

Hybrid metal oxide cycle water splitting


Hybrid thermochemical water splitting cycles are provided in which thermally reduced metal oxides particles are used to displace some but not all of the electrical requirements in a water splitting electrolytic cell. In these hybrid cycles, the thermal reduction temperature is significantly reduced compared to two-step metal-oxide thermochemical cycles in which only thermal energy is required to produce hydrogen from water.

04/17/14
20140102887 

Plasma electrolytic cell


Electrolytic devices, including electrolytic cells, are described, that can be used in various segments of technology for the production of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis of water electrolytes. In one embodiment, a plasma electrolytic cell is provided, comprising an anode and a cathode located in dielectric containers interconnected via a pipe in their bottom portions, wherein the spiral shaped cathode is made from electrically insulated copper wire and the electric insulation has local breaks, wherein the anode is planar, the cathode and anode containers have covers with embedded gas pressure adjustment valves, wherein the top portions of the containers are connected to gas offtake devices, and wherein the cathode and anode containers allow adding more electrolyte..

04/10/14
20140097093 

Transformerless on-site generation


Methods and apparatuses for electrolysis that does not require the use of a transformer to operate. The apparatus comprises one or more electrolytic cells which comprise the number of intermediate electrodes sufficient to enable the cell or cells to operate at the rectified line voltage without any need for voltage regulation, or near the rectified line voltage with only some voltage regulation, such as less than 20% of the rectified line voltage.

03/20/14
20140076740 

Apparatus and electrochemical modification of liquids


An apparatus for electrochemical modification of liquid streams employing an electrolytic cell which includes an anode compartment defined by an anode structure where oxidation is effected, containing a liquid electrolyte anolyte, and a cathode compartment defined by a cathode structure where reduction is effected containing a liquid electrolyte catholyte. In addition, the electrolytic cell includes at least one additional compartment arranged at least partially between the anode compartment and the cathode compartment and separated from the anode compartment and the cathode compartment by a separator structure arranged to supports ionic conduction of current between the anode structure and the cathode structure..

03/20/14
20140076735 

Electrorecovery of gold and silver from leaching solutions by simultaneous cathodic and anodic deposits


This relates to mining and mineral or materials treatment industries that deal with gold and silver. Specifically, it is related to the process to recover gold and silver from thiosulfate or thiourea solutions, with an electrolysis that occurs simultaneously on both the anode and cathode.

03/20/14
20140076733 

Dry cell start-up of an electrolytic cell for aluminum production


A method for starting up an electrolytic cell (20) for aluminum production having a cathode block (26) with an upper surface (32), the method comprising: disposing contact resistance material (46) over the upper surface (32) of the cathode block (26); lowering a plurality of anodes (28) to abut the contact resistance material (46); filling the electrolytic cell (20) and covering the anodes (28) with solid electrolyte material (72) comprising crushed electrolytic bath material, cryolite, or mixtures thereof; delivering electrical current to the anodes (28) to at least partially melt the solid electrolyte material (72) and raising the anodes (28) when a predetermined depth of molten electrolyte material has been reached.. .

03/06/14
20140061060 

Electrolytic cell and use thereof


In one embodiment of the present invention an electrolytic cell is provided comprising a containment vessel; a first electrode; a second electrode; a source of electrical current in electrical communication with the first electrode and the second electrode; an electrolyte in fluid communication with the first electrode and the second electrode; a gas, wherein the gas is formed during electrolysis at or near the first electrode; and a separator; wherein the separator includes an inclined surface to direct flow of the electrolyte and the gas due to a difference between density of the electrolyte and the combined density of the electrolyte and the gas such that the gas substantially flows in a direction distal to the second electrode.. .

03/06/14
20140061035 

System and plating metal alloys by using galvanic technology


The invention relates to a system and a method of plating metal alloys, as well as to the structures thus obtained. The system for plating metal alloys comprises an electrolytic cell containing an electrolytic solution (3) in which an anode (4,4a,4b), a cathode (5), and a plurality of metal components to be plated onto the cathode are immersed, the anode (4,4a,4b) and the cathode (5) being electrically connected to means (6) adapted to apply a potential difference between said anode (4,4a,4b) and said cathode (5).

02/27/14
20140057003 

Augmenting cleaning chemicals


Device, system and method for electrochemical generation of a liquid soap by electrolyzing a surfactant in an aqueous carrier in a cathode compartment of an electrolytic cell and electrolyzing an antimicrobial agent in an aqueous carrier in an anode compartment of the electrolytic cell with the compartments separated by a semipermeable membrane. Portions of the electrolyzed surfactant solution and portions of the electrolyzed antimicrobial solution are withdrawn from the cathode compartment and the anode compartment and combined to form the liquid soap.

02/20/14
20140048421 

Systems and methods for preventing thermite reactions in electrolytic cells


A method of monitoring an electrolytic cell including detecting information indicative of a thermite reaction, comparing the information indicative of a thermite reaction to a threshold, generating a thermite response signal according to the comparison, and reacting to the thermite response signal by adjusting the operation of the electrolytic cell.. .

02/20/14
20140048412 

Electrolytic cell for generating chlorine in a pool


Disclosed herein is an improved electrolytic cell. The cell includes at least one pair of electrodes, an anode and a cathode.

02/13/14
20140042021 

Seal assemblies for cathode collector bars


The cathode collector bar end portion extending through a window in a sidewall of an electrolytic cell for refining aluminum is snugly received in a central opening of a seal assembly. Such seal assembly maintains a hermetic seal preventing ingress of air through the sidewall window while permitting longitudinal (horizontal) movement of the collector bar and also movement in a vertical plane (side to side, or up and down, or diagonally) which can be caused by changing heat conditions inside the cell..

02/13/14
20140042019 

Electrolysis device integrating rectifier


An electrolysis device with a rectifier comprises: an electrolytic cell; a joint panel with a first surface joined to the electrolytic cell; an electrode module comprising a housing, a plurality of electrodes provided inside the housing, and an auxiliary panel joined to a second surface of the joint panel, the auxiliary panel having a first end installed in the electrolytic cell and a second end perpendicularly protruding from an external periphery of a second end of the housing; a rectifier module having a second side surface from which an electrode protrudes; an l-shaped panel joined to second surface of the joint panel and any side surface of the rectifier module; and a bus bar that connects the electrode of the electrode module to the electrode of the rectifier module.. .

02/13/14
20140041560 

High carbon spent pot lining and methods of fueling a furnace with the same


A method of creating and using a high-carbon spent pot lining (spl) as a fuel, including delining the high-carbon spent pot lining from an electrolytic cell and combusting the spl in a furnace.. .

02/06/14
20140034562 

Electrolytic chlorinator control


A control unit for a swimming pool electrolytic cell. The control unit includes a housing containing a logic module.

02/06/14
20140034511 

Electrolytic cell having a laminated core of laminations which are stacked one on top of the other with recesses, and manufacturing and operating same


An electrolytic cell, a method for manufacturing the cell, and a method of operating same. The electrolytic cell has at least two bipolar plates, at least one fluid inflow and outflow, as well as at least one laminated core arranged between the at least two bipolar plates.

02/06/14
20140034507 

Inert electrodes with low voltage drop and methods of making the same


An electrolytic cell anode, including an encasing conductive material configured to encase a dense conductive material and define the electrolytic cell anode, wherein the dense conductive material has an electrical conductivity greater than that of the encasing conductive material.. .

01/30/14
20140030636 

Corrosion resistant current collector utilizing graphene film protective layer


In general, in one aspect, a graphene film is used as a protective layer for current collectors in electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices. The graphene film inhibits passivation or corrosion of the underlying metals of the current collectors without adding additional weight or volume to the devices.

01/30/14
20140027307 

Electrolytic cell


The present invention relates to an electrolytic cell, including: at least two electrodes, each electrode including: a first and a second surface; and a number of perforations arranged in a substantially uniform pattern; wherein the electrodes are positioned relative to each other such that: at least one surface of each electrode is opposed to a surface of the other electrode, and a gap is formed between the opposed surfaces of the electrodes; wherein the cell includes at least one electrically insulating layer positioned on the opposing surface of at least one electrode, the insulating layer including a number of perforations aligning with the perforations of the electrode on which it is positioned.. .

01/30/14
20140027301 

Selective reductive electrowinning apparatus and method


A method and electrochemical cell for recovery of metals is provided, where the electrochemical cell includes an anode disposed in an anodic chamber, a cathode disposed in a cathodic chamber, an ion-conducting separator disposed between the anode and the cathode to physically separate the anodic and cathodic chambers, a basic ph anolyte containing a sacrificial reductant disposed within the anodic chamber, an acidic ph catholyte containing metal ions disposed within the cathodic chamber, and an electrical connection between the anode and the cathode. The method includes applying a voltage or an electrical current to an electrolytic cell across the cathode and the anode and is sufficient to reduce the metal ions to form an elemental metal species at the cathode, and to oxidize the sacrificial reductant at the anode..

01/23/14
20140023911 

Cover for electrolytic batteries


Cover for electrolytic batteries, comprising a primary cover adapted to be fixed on a container of electrolytic cells and provided with a plurality of openings for filling with electrolyte for respective electrolytic cells of the container, the walls of the openings being crossed transversely by a common gas collection channel, the cover comprising at least one secondary cover which can be fixed on the upper face of the primary cover to cover the openings, the secondary cover comprising a plurality of caps, each one of the caps being provided with a radial expansion adapted to engage in a gas-tight manner on the wall of the respective opening between the common gas collection channel and the upper face of the primary cover, the caps being not accessible when the secondary cover is fixed on the upper face of the primary cover.. .

01/23/14
20140021040 

Bipolar-electrode electrolytic cell


The invention is a bipolar-electrode electrolytic cell (1) which includes a chassis (2), an electrode plate (3) and a plate-shape spacer (4) having a concavity (25) disposing the electrode plate (3), wherein an unit cell (c), which is formed by connecting a plurality of spacers (4) in which the electrode plate (3) is disposed on the concavity (25) so that one plate surface of the electrode plate (3) is directed to one direction, is disposed inside the chassis (2). The bipolar-electrode electrolytic cell (1) includes engaged portions (35, 50 and 51) which are provided on any one of the concavity (25) of the spacer (4) or the electrode plate (3) and engaging portions (10a and 10b) which are formed the other portion with respect to the one portion..



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