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HYDROGEN, LITHIUM, AND LITHIUM HYDRIDE PRODUCTION

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140147376
9,682,859
A1
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A method is provided for extracting hydrogen from lithium hydride. The method includes (a) heating lithium hydride to form liquid-phase lithium hydride; (b) extracting hydrogen from the liquid-phase lithium hydride, leaving residual liquid-phase lithium metal; (c) hydriding the residual liquid-phase lithium metal to form refined lithium hydride; and repeating steps (a) and (b) on the refined lithium hydride.
Brown, Sam W. (Knoxville, TN), Spencer, Larry S. (Knoxville, TN), Phillips, Michael R. (Harriman, TN), Powell, G. Louis (Oak Ridge, TN), Campbell, Peggy J. (Clinton, TN)
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, (Oak Ridge TN)
14/ 171,801
February 4, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The U.S. Government has rights to this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-00OR22800 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC.