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Date/App# patent app List of recent Electrolytic Cell-related patents
06/09/16
20160161441 
 Gas sensor element patent thumbnailGas sensor element
A gas sensor is described comprising a solid electrolytic cell having at least one solid electrolyte and at least two electrodes, disposed on opposite surfaces of the solid electrolyte, namely a reference electrode and a measurement electrode. The reference electrode is disposed in a reference chamber.

06/09/16
20160160367 
 System and  purifying depleted brine patent thumbnailSystem and purifying depleted brine
A system and method for removing impurities to reconstitute a nacl stream to a saturated solution salt solution and remove any impurities such as sodium bisulfate (nahso3), sodium chlorate (naclo3) and sodium iodide (nai) to improve brine quality from an electrolytic cell is disclosed, including an evaporation system connected to the electrolytic cell, a brine treatment system connected to the evaporation system and the electrolytic cell. A waste treatment system is connected to the evaporation system.
Westlake Vinyl Corporation


06/09/16
20160158686 
 System for recovering and recycling acid mist generated in electrolytic cells for electrowinning or electrorefining non-ferrous patent thumbnailSystem for recovering and recycling acid mist generated in electrolytic cells for electrowinning or electrorefining non-ferrous
Acid mist is extracted from electrolytic cells and conveyed to a first device for trapping electrolyte droplets and condensing the hazardous contaminating sulfuric add vapors, then gaseous discharges are collected in a manifold, and the first devices are either connected directly to a second multi-chamber device for condensing the acid waste vapors that have not been trapped, which is connected to a gas extractor system which exhausts said gas either directly to the atmosphere or to a chemical treatment system for purification prior to discharge; or alternatively, the manifold discharges directly to an extractor system, which in turn discharges either directly to a centralized waste gas and vapor removal system or to the atmosphere. The recovery and recycling system further comprises a system for collecting condensates for reuse in the process and two systems for the measurement, control and regulation of acid mist extraction flows..

06/02/16
20160151839 
 Method for fabricating a dense, dimensionally stable, wettable cathode substrate in situ patent thumbnailMethod for fabricating a dense, dimensionally stable, wettable cathode substrate in situ
Compositions suitable for use in an electrolytic cell for producing aluminum are provided. The compositions can contain a powder blend of boron oxide, a titanium dioxide, aluminum, and titanium diboride.
Kcl Enterprises, Llc


05/19/16
20160138175 
 Hybrid metal oxide cycle water splitting patent thumbnailHybrid metal oxide cycle water splitting
Hybrid thermochemical water splitting systems are disclosed that thermally reduces metal oxides particles to displace some but not all of the electrical requirements in a water splitting electrolytic cell. In these hybrid systems, 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.

05/12/16
20160130713 
 Porous, flow-through consumable anodes for use in selective electroplating patent thumbnailPorous, flow-through consumable anodes for use in selective electroplating
A method for electrodepositing a coating/free-standing layer on a workpiece in an electrolytic cell includes moving the workpiece and an anode applicator tool having a consumable anode insert relative to each other; anodically dissolving a metal from the insert and cathodically depositing the metal on the workpiece; providing flow of electrolyte solution through the insert to ensure that greater than 90% of the anodic reaction is represented by dissolution of the metal; recirculating collected electrolyte solution exiting the electrolytic cell through the insert; applying an electric current to the electrolytic cell; maintaining a concentration of the anodically dissolved metal within ±25% of each ampere-hour per liter of electroplating solution; and creating a cathodic electrodeposit on the workpiece which includes the anodically dissolved metal, the chemical composition of the deposit varying by less than 25% in the deposition direction over a selected thickness of up to 25 microns of the deposit.. .
Integran Technologies Inc.


05/05/16
20160122883 
 Method and  a photocatalytic and electrocatalytic copolymer patent thumbnailMethod and a photocatalytic and electrocatalytic copolymer
A method and apparatus for a photocatalytic and electrolytic catalyst includes in various aspects one or more catalysts, a method for forming a catalyst, an electrolytic cell, and a reaction method.. .
Viceroy Chemical, Inc.


05/05/16
20160122882 
 Hydrogen production  producing hydrogen patent thumbnailHydrogen production producing hydrogen
A hydrogen production system includes: a steam generator heating supplied raw water and generating steam; an electrolytic cell receiving the steam and generating hydrogen and oxygen through a high temperature electrolysis; a cooling unit cooling an unreacted part of the steam in the high temperature electrolysis and changing the unreacted part of the steam into steam condensate; a gas/liquid separator performing gas/liquid separation on the generated hydrogen and the generated steam condensate; a hydrogen compression unit compressing the separated hydrogen and transmitting thermal energy generated when the hydrogen is compressed, to the raw water; and a hydrogen storage unit storing the compressed hydrogen.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


04/28/16
20160115608 
 System for evaluation of current distribution in electrodes of electrochemical plants patent thumbnailSystem for evaluation of current distribution in electrodes of electrochemical plants
The present invention relates to a system for direct detection of current supplied to the electrodes of electrolytic cells, particularly useful in non-ferrous metal electrowinning or electrorefining plants. The current distribution on a practically unlimited number of electrodes can be obtained through direct measurement on the electrode hanging bars without requiring the manual intervention of plant staff..
Industrie De Nora S.p.a


04/28/16
20160115607 
 Configurations and positioning of contact bar segments on a capping board for enhanced current density homogeneity and/or short circuit reduction patent thumbnailConfigurations and positioning of contact bar segments on a capping board for enhanced current density homogeneity and/or short circuit reduction
Techniques for installing contact bar segments in an electrolytic cell can include positioning a series of contact bar segments on a capping board to provide enhanced current density distribution in the series of contact bar segments positioned along the capping board, the contact bar segments including at least three contact regions for anodes and cathodes. In some scenarios, sub-sets of contact bar segments may be provided, such that one sub-set is configured to contact n number of anodes and n number of cathodes; another sub-set is configured to contact n number of anodes and n+1 number of cathodes including one center segment; and a further sub-set configured to contact n+1 number of anodes and n number of cathodes including two end segments..
Pultrusion Technique Inc.


04/28/16
20160115604 

Electrolysis cell and electrode


The present proposals relate to electrolysis cells, electrodes for such cells and methods of using them. In particular the electrodes comprise a planar electrically conductive plate with at least part of one face of the plate is covered with a plurality of electrically conductive wires each of which is in electrically conductive contact with the surface of the plate along at least part of its length.
Water Fuel Engineering Limited


04/28/16
20160115047 

Power control device and control power control device


A power control device supplies electrolysis voltage and electrolysis current, based on input direct-current power, to an electrolytic cell for manufacturing electrolysis water by electrolysis on a raw material solution by means of electric current applied between an anode and a cathode. The power control device includes: a voltage-current control circuit that, in a constant current control mode, supplies the electrolysis current to the electrolytic cell while the voltage-current control circuit controls the electrolysis current not to exceed a current value of a reference current, the current value of the reference current being preliminarily set according to a rated current of unit cells constituting the electrolytic cell, the voltage-current control circuit, in a constant voltage control mode, supplying the electrolysis voltage to the electrolytic cell while the voltage-current control circuit controls the electrolysis voltage not to exceed a voltage value of a reference voltage, the voltage value of the reference voltage being preliminarily set according to a rated voltage and the number of the unit cells constituting the electrolytic cell.
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.


04/21/16
20160108532 

Method and liquid metal electrode connection in production or refining of metals


In some aspects, the invention relates to apparatuses and methods for connecting a liquid first metal cathode to a current source of an electrolytic cell comprising a conduit having a first and second end, liquid first metal disposed at the first end of the conduit, a solid first metal disposed at the second end of the conduit, and a solid conductor portion in electrical contact with the solid first metal.. .

04/14/16
20160101384 

Device and a cleaning an effluent gas from an aluminium production electrolytic cell


A gas cleaning unit for cleaning an effluent gas of at least one aluminium production electrolytic cell comprises a contact reactor in which the effluent gas is brought into contact with alumina, and a dust removal device for removing at least a portion of the alumina. The gas cleaning unit further comprises a wet scrubber in which the effluent gas is brought into contact with an absorption liquid containing water for removing further pollutants from the effluent gas.

04/07/16
20160097135 

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..
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087271 

Rechargeable lithium polymer electrolyte battery for oilfield use


A battery for oilfield applications which may include: a housing and an electrolytic cell disposed in the housing. The electrolytic cell may include: a cathode, an anode, and a polymeric separator disposed between the cathode and anode.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


03/24/16
20160087133 

Light concentration device


Light concentration device comprising: —a primary luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) having a polygonal, circular or elliptic form, comprising at least one photoluminescent compound having a first absorption range and a first emission range; —at least a secondary luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) positioned outside said primary luminescent solar concentrator (lsc), said secondary luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) comprising at least one photoluminescent compound having a second absorption range superimposable to said first emission range and a second emission range. Said light concentration device can be advantageously used in photovoltaic devices (or solar devices) such as, for example, photovoltaic cells (or solar cells), photoelectrolytic cells.
Eni S.p.a.


03/10/16
20160068982 

Electrolytic cell for metal electrowinning


The invention relates to a cell for metal electrowinning equipped with a device useful for preventing the adverse effects of dendrite growth on the cathodic deposit. The cell comprises a porous conductive screen, positioned between the anode and the cathode, capable of stopping the growth of dendrites and preventing them from reaching the anode surface..
Industrie De Nora S.p.a.


03/10/16
20160068981 

Anode apparatus


The present disclosure related to an inert anode which is electrically connected to the electrolytic cell, such that a conductor rod is connected to the inert anode in order to supply current from a current supply to the inert anode, where the inert anode directs current into the electrolytic bath to produce nonferrous metal (where current exits the cell via a cathode).. .
Alcoa Inc.


03/10/16
20160068980 

Systems and methods of protecting electrolysis cell sidewalls


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.
Alcoa Inc.


03/03/16
20160064752 

Solid-oxide electrolytic cell, cell stack device and electrolytic module, and electrolytic device


The present invention includes: a pair of mutually facing first and second main surfaces (n1, n2); a pair of mutually facing first and second side surfaces (m1, m2) for connecting the first and the second main surfaces (n1, n2) together; a long shape porous substrate (1) including a gas-flow passage (2) in the longitudinal direction along the first and second main surfaces (n1, n2); and an electrolytic element part (9) provided on the first main surface (n2) of the porous substrate (1) and including a fuel electrode layer (3), a solid electrolyte layer (4) and an oxygen electrode layer (6). In this configuration, the thickness (t11, t12) at both end portions in a longitudinal direction (l) of the porous substrate (1) is greater than the thickness (t2) at the center portion in the longitudinal direction (l) of the porous substrate (1)..

03/03/16
20160061644 

Liquid surface detection , and immunoassay analyzer


Disclosed are liquid surface detection methods and devices, and immunoassay analyzers. By changing the power source input of a signal drive circuit, an effective voltage of a drive signal applied by the signal drive circuit on a liquid dispensing probe is a negative voltage, so that the liquid dispensing probe is protected as the cathode in an electrolytic cell formed between the liquid dispensing probe and the cleaning fluid, and is prevented from being corroded by the cleaning fluid and rusting.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160060778 

Metal recovery reactor and metal recovery system


The present invention relates to a metal recovery reactor and a metal recovery system. The metal recovery device according to the present invention comprises an electrolytic cell which receives a solution containing metal ions from the outside, and which reduces and precipitates the metal ions of the solution on the surface of a cathode when the solution is supplied to a reaction space formed between an anode and the cathode surrounding the anode.
Korea Institute Of Geoscience And Mineral Resources


03/03/16
20160060545 

Stabilization of jet fuel


The stability of distillate type jet fuels is improved by cathodic hydrogenation in an electrolytic cell with a proton permeable membrane separating cathode and anode compartments; a source of hydrogen is oxidized in the anode compartment to form protons which permeate the membrane to effect a cathodic reduction of the nitrogenous components of the fuel in the cathode compartment.. .
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


02/18/16
20160047055 

Anode assembly, system including the assembly, and using same


The present invention relates to an anode assembly for use in an electrolytic cell for recovery of metal. The assembly includes a hanger bar, a first perimeter bar, a second perimeter bar, optionally one or more center conductor bars, a base bar, a first tab coupled to the first perimeter bar and/or the base bar, and a second tab coupled to the second perimeter bar and/or the base bar.
Freeport Minerals Corporation


02/11/16
20160040310 

Hydrogen production producing hydrogen


A hydrogen production system includes a capacitor inputting electric power energy from a renewable power supply, and storing electric power, a pulse voltage generation unit generating a pulse voltage having a set amplitude and a set cyclic period by using the electric power stored in the capacitor, and an electrolytic cell applying the generated pulse voltage, and generating hydrogen by high temperature steam electrolysis by using steam supplied into the electrolytic cell.. .

02/11/16
20160040084 

Method and device for converting carbon dioxide in flue gas into natural gas


A device for converting carbon dioxide in flue gas into natural gas using dump energy. The device includes a transformer and rectifier device, an electrolytic cell, a turbine, a carbon dioxide heater, a primary fixed bed reactor, a secondary fixed bed reactor, a natural gas condenser, and a process water line.
Wuhan Kaidi Engineering Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036080 

System for fuel cell vehicle


A system for a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The system includes an electrolytic cell installed to react residual hydrogen or oxygen within a stack when a fuel cell starts up and is shut down instead of an auxiliary resistor mounted on an exterior of a stack, thereby increasing stack durability.
Hyundai Motor Company


02/04/16
20160032472 

Method for recovering platinum group metals from catalytic structures


A method for recovering platinum group metals from a catalytic structure, such as a fuel cell membrane electrode assembly, involving dissolution of the platinum group metal by treating the catalytic structure in an electrolytic cell with a suitable electrolyte containing a complexing agent and introducing an electric current into the electrolytic cell; and subsequently re-precipitating the platinum group metal by increasing the ph of the electrolyte system and adding a reducing agent.. .
Syddansk Universitet


02/04/16
20160032468 

Method of retrofitting of finite- gap electrolytic cells


The present invention concerns a method of retrofitting of a membrane electrolysis cell, wherein a rigid cathode is shaped by plastic deformation of the regions in correspondence of cathodic supports; a pre-shaped conductive elastic element having compressed regions in correspondence of said cathodic supports is overlaid onto said rigid cathode; a flexible planar cathode provided with a catalytic coating is overlaid onto said conductive elastic element. The invention also concerns a correspondingly retrofitted electrolysis cell..
Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers (italia) S.r.l.


02/04/16
20160032207 

Novel process for removal of nitrogen from natural gas


A method for removing nitrogen from natural gas includes contacting substantially dry natural gas that contains unwanted nitrogen with lithium metal. The nitrogen reacts with lithium to form lithium nitride, which is recovered for further processing, and pipeline quality natural gas.
Ceramatec, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031729 

Water treatment method and mineral therefor


The method includes adding the water treatment mineral to the body of water at a concentration of about 1200 ppm to about 9600 ppm. The water is passed through an electrolytic cell and an electrical potential is applied, sufficient to produce a predetermined concentration of hypochlorite anions in the mineralized water passing through the electrolytic cell to produce chlorinated water.

01/28/16
20160024924 

Thermal engine using noncombustible fuels for powering transport vehicles and other uses


A thermal engine includes an expansion fluid pump which propels water from an expansion fluid tank into an electrolytic cell having an anode and a cathode, which generates a quantity of oxyhydrogen from the water; and propels the oxyhydrogen into one of an engine cylinder and an exhaust chamber, whereupon oxyhydrogen propelled into the cylinder expands abruptly into steam in the intake chamber to increase pressure within the cylinder and thereby enhance thermal engine power, and oxyhydrogen propelled into the heat exchanger cools the water vapor back into liquid water, which generates a vacuum within the exhaust chamber to increase the power of the thermal engine.. .

01/28/16
20160024670 

Electrolytic cell for metal electrowinning


The invention relates to a cell for metal electrowinning equipped with a device useful for preventing the adverse effects of dendrite growth on the cathodic deposit. The cell comprises a porous conductive screen, positioned between the anode and the cathode, capable of stopping the growth of dendrites and avoiding that they reach the anode surface..
Industrie De Nora S.p.a.


01/07/16
20160002800 

Device for monitoring current distribution in interconnected electrolytic cells


The present invention relates to a device for the continuous monitoring of current distribution in the cathodes and anodes of an electrolyser comprised of at least two adjacent electrolytic cells, each containing a multiplicity of said cathodes and anodes. The device according to the invention is composed essentially of at least one current-collecting bus-bar having housings suitable for supporting the electrodes and a base of insulating material whereon the bus-bar abuts.
Industrie De Nora S.p.a.


01/07/16
20160002798 

Composite flow plate for electrolytic cell


A flow plate for use as an anode current collector in an electrolytic cell for the production of hydrogen from water is provided. The flow plate comprises a channel plate and a cover plate.
Ird Fuel Cells A/s


12/17/15
20150361576 

Acid mist control apparatus


Provided is an acid mist control apparatus for the control of acid mist emissions in an electrolytic cell. The apparatus includes an elongate hood having longitudinal edges, an upper surface and a lower surface; and a receiving aperture which is adapted to receive therethrough an anode of an electrolytic cell..
Hatch Associates Pty Ltd


12/03/15
20150344333 

Electrochemical water treatment system and method


A water treatment system comprises an electrolytic cell comprising: a first electrode; a second electrode comprising a coating of polymer comprising structural units of formula i and a power source for powering the first and the second electrodes; wherein r1 is independently at each occurrence a c1-c6 alkyl radical or —so3h; r2 is independently at each occurrence a c1-c6 alkyl radical; a is independently at each occurrence an integer ranging from 0 to 4; and b is independently at each occurrence an integer ranging from 0 to 3. An associated method is also described..
General Electric Company


11/12/15
20150321929 

Method for imparting filtering capability in electrolytic cell for wastewater treatment


An electrolytic cell, system, and method for the energy efficient electrochemical treatment of wastewater comprising organic and/or inorganic pollutants are disclosed. The system comprises an electrolytic cell comprising a solid polymer, proton exchange membrane electrolyte operating without catholyte or other supporting electrolyte.
Axine Water Technologies Inc.


10/29/15
20150308003 

Electrolytic cell equipped with microelectrodes


The invention relates to an electrolytic cell equipped with microelectrodes for the generation of un-separated products and the method for obtaining it. The cell and the microelectrodes of the present invention are obtained using a technology for the production of microelectromechanical systems (mems).
Industrie De Nora S.p.a.


10/22/15
20150299880 

Electrolytic cell


The present disclosure relates to an electrolytic cell for the production of aluminium by reducing alumina. The cell may comprise a sidewall including at least one side block.
Saint-gobain Centre De Recherches Et D'etudes Europeen


10/22/15
20150299872 

System and producing hydrogen and oxygen gas


A method and system for electrolysis. The system includes a system and method for separately collecting hydrogen and oxygen gases produced by a plurality of anode and cathode plates, one of the anode or cathode plates surrounded by an envelope penetrable by an electrolyte solution and impervious to hydrogen and oxygen gas.

10/22/15
20150299008 

Electrolytic cell and system for treating water


A water treatment system is disclosed having electrolytic cell for liberating hydrogen from a base solution. The base solution may be a solution of brine for generating sodium hypochlorite, or potable water to be oxidized.
Process Solutions, Inc.


10/22/15
20150298998 

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 at least first and second solid polymer electrolyte electrolytic cell stacks in which each cell comprises a solid polymer, proton exchange membrane electrolyte operating without catholyte or other supporting electrolyte.
Axine Water Technologies Inc.


10/15/15
20150292092 

Gas generation device


Disclosed is a gas generation device 100 that has a mist trap 50a equipped with a tubular housing 51, a gas inlet port 52 for allowing the gas generated from an electrolytic cell, a gas outlet port 53 for allowing the gas to flow out of the housing, a filler receiving section 58 that is positioned between the gas inlet port 52 and the gas outlet port 53 and receives a filler 56 for adsorbing mist and microparticles, and a gas diffusion section 57 that is positioned between the gas inlet port 52 and the filler receiving section 58 and is for diffusing the gas generated from the electrolytic cell 1 through the housing 51, that the gas outlet port 53 has a gas inlet tube 55 connecting to the interior of the housing 51, and that a gas entry portion 59 of the gas inlet tube 55 is arranged so as to be embedded in the filler 56 received in the filler receiving section 58.. .

10/15/15
20150292091 

Apparatus for supplying high-concentration hydrogen gas for living organism


An apparatus includes: an electrolytic cell (6) having an electrolytic chamber (3) to which subject raw water (2) to be electrolyzed is introduced, at least one membrane (13) that partitions inside and outside of the electrolytic chamber, and at least a pair of electrode plates (4, 5) 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 (14) that applies a direct-current voltage to the pair of electrode plates; and a diluent gas supply means (10, 11) for supplying a diluent gas for diluting hydrogen gas generated from an electrode plate of the pair of electrode plates that is to be the cathode, wherein at least a part of a gas phase portion (7) formed in the electrolytic chamber is covered with a hydrogen gas permeable membrane (8), the apparatus blows diluent gas supplied using the diluent gas supply means to the cathode or a cathode water surface thereby to constantly maintain a hydrogen gas concentration in a position separated by 7 cm from the cathode or the cathode water surface at lower than 18.3 vol % during electrolysis so that mixed gas comprising the hydrogen gas and the diluent gas is supplied to a living organism, the mixed gas having a hydrogen gas concentration of 0.1 vol % or higher and lower than 18.3 vol %.. .

10/15/15
20150291455 

Electrolytic filtering an aqueous particulate suspension


An apparatus for the concentration of suspended algae particles in an aqueous solution. The apparatus includes an electrolytic cell containing at least an anode and a cathode, and a filter.

10/15/15
20150291451 

Electrochemical system and process for the reduction of nitric acid concentration using electrolytic cell


The present invention discloses an electrochemical system and process for the reduction of nitric acid concentration present in industrial waste using electrolytic cell. The present invention further relates to an electrochemical process for the reduction of nitric acid concentration using an electrolytic cell useful in reducing the volume of the high level liquid waste solution (hllw) and avoiding corrosion of the storage tanks for high level liquid waste solution (hllw)..

10/08/15
20150286072 

Ophthalmic lenses with oxygen-generating elements therein


Described herein is a contact lens which can actively generate oxygen that is directly supplied to the cornea when it is worn by a patient. The contact lens comprises: a lens body composed of a hydrogel material or preferably a silicone hydrogel material; at least one anode for electrolytically generating oxygen from water in contact with the anode; and at least one cathode operatively coupled with the anode to form an electrolytic cell.

10/01/15
20150275381 

Method and lining the cathode of the electrolytic cell


The invention relates to method and apparatus for lining the cathode of the electrolytic cell. The method comprises filling the cell's shell with powder material, leveling it with a rack, covering the fill material with a dust-proof film, and compaction.
Obshchestvos Ogranichennoy Otvetstvennost'yu "obedinennaya Kompaniya Rusal Inzhenerno-tekhnolog


09/24/15
20150267311 

Bipolar electrochemical printing


A bipolar electrochemistry printer and method are disclosed wherein electrolytic deposition onto a conductive substrate is accomplished by inducing ionic current in an electrolytic cell disposed above the substrate to undergo charge transfer at the conductive substrate, such that a portion of the substrate becomes a bipolar electrode. The ohmic current in the substrate undergoes a second charge transfer back to ionic current and returning to the cathode of the electrolytic cell.
University Of Washington


08/27/15
20150240367 

Electrolytic 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.



Electrolytic Cell topics: Electrolytic Cell, Electrolyte, Hydrocarbon, Fatty Acid, Alkali Metal, Carboxylic Acid, Electrolysis, Chemical Reaction, Deionization, Circulation, Electrolytes, Flocculation, Water Treatment, Disinfectant, Specifications

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