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Multi-functional sensor system for molten salt technologies

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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The present invention relates to a multi-functional sensor system that simultaneously measures cathode and anode electrode potentials, dissolved ion (i.e. oxide) concentration, and temperatures in an electrochemical cell. One embodiment of the invented system generally comprises: a reference(saturated) electrode, a reference(sensing) electrode, and a data acquisition system. Thermocouples are built into the two reference electrodes to provide important temperature information.
Redey; Laszlo (Downers Grove, IL), Gourishankar; Karthick (Downers Grove, IL), Williamson; Mark A. (Naperville, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 288,057
November 18, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to an Agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and The University of Chicago, DOE Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.