Testing of pyrochemical centrifugal contactors

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A centrifugal contactor that performs oxidation and reduction exchange reactions between molten metals and salts at 500 degrees Centigrade has been tested successfully at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The design is based on contactors for aqueous- organic systems operation near room temperature. In tests to demonstrate the performance of the pyrocontactor, cadmium and LICl- KCl eutectic salt were the immiscible solvent phases, and rare earths were the distributing solutes. The tests showed that the pyrocontactor mixed and separated the phases well, with stage efficiencies approaching 99% at rotor speeds near 2700 rpm. The contactor ran smoothly and reliably over the ... continued below

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Chow, L. S.; Carls, E. L.; Basco, J. K. & Johnson, T. R. August 1996.

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A centrifugal contactor that performs oxidation and reduction exchange reactions between molten metals and salts at 500 degrees Centigrade has been tested successfully at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The design is based on contactors for aqueous- organic systems operation near room temperature. In tests to demonstrate the performance of the pyrocontactor, cadmium and LICl- KCl eutectic salt were the immiscible solvent phases, and rare earths were the distributing solutes. The tests showed that the pyrocontactor mixed and separated the phases well, with stage efficiencies approaching 99% at rotor speeds near 2700 rpm. The contactor ran smoothly and reliably over the entire range of speeds that was tested.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96012797

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  • Annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Reno, NV (United States), 16-20 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96012797
  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP--88009
  • Report No.: CONF-9606116--64
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 377720
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680103

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Chow, L. S.; Carls, E. L.; Basco, J. K. & Johnson, T. R. Testing of pyrochemical centrifugal contactors, article, August 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680103/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.