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Oxygen-producing inert anodes for SOM process

United States Patent

8,658,007
February 25, 2014
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An electrolysis system for generating a metal and molecular oxygen includes a container for receiving a metal oxide containing a metallic species to be extracted, a cathode positioned to contact a metal oxide housed within the container; an oxygen-ion-conducting membrane positioned to contact a metal oxide housed within the container; an anode in contact with the oxygen-ion-conducting membrane and spaced apart from a metal oxide housed within the container, said anode selected from the group consisting of liquid metal silver, oxygen stable electronic oxides, oxygen stable crucible cermets, and stabilized zirconia composites with oxygen stable electronic oxides.
Pal; Uday B. (Dover, MA)
The Trustees of Boston University (Boston, MA)
11/ 994,806
20090000955
July 14, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government Support under Contract Number DE-FC36-04GO14011 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.