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SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF MAGNESIUM METAL AND MAGNESIUM HYDRIDE FROM MAGNESIUM-CONTAINING SALTS AND BRINES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160258037
9,499,880
A1
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A system and process are disclosed for production of consolidated magnesium metal products and alloys with selected densities from magnesium-containing salts and feedstocks. The system and process employ a dialkyl magnesium compound that decomposes to produce the Mg metal product. Energy requirements and production costs are lower than for conventional processing.
McGrail, B. Peter (Pasco, WA), Nune, Satish K. (Richland, WA), Motkuri, Radha K. (Richland, WA), Glezakou, Vassiliki-Alexandra (Richland, WA), Koech, Phillip K. (Richland, WA), Adint, Tyler T. (Richland, WA), Fifield, Leonard S. (Kennewick, WA), Fernandez, Carlos A. (Kennewick, WA), Liu, Jian (Richland, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
14/ 640,929
March 6, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-ACO5-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.