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METHOD FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT MICRO-SAMPLING ANALYSIS OF ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESS SALTS

United States Patent Application

20170045423
A1
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Briefly, the invention provides a method for analyzing molten salt electrolyte involving extracting a sample of a molten salt electrolyte from an electrorefiner or other process vessel or conduit; generating droplets from the sample, where the droplets are at a first temperature; transporting the droplets to detectors, where during transport, the droplets attain a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature; analyzing the droplets at or below the second temperature; and returning the droplets to the process. Also provided is a system for analyzing molten salt electrolyte using a droplet generator.
LAUNIERE, Cari A. (Lemont, IL), PEREIRA, Candido (Naperville, IL), BAILEY, James L. (Hinsdale, IL), WIEDMEYER, Stanley G. (Glen Ellyn, IL)
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago IL)
15/ 237,430
August 15, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.