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Cathode scraper system and method of using the same for removing uranium

United States Patent

8,945,354
February 3, 2015
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Embodiments include a cathode scraper system and/or method of using the same for removing uranium. The cathode scraper system includes a plurality of cathode assemblies. Each cathode assembly includes a plurality of cathode rods. The cathode scraper system also includes a cathode scraper assembly configured to remove purified uranium deposited on the plurality of cathode rods. The cathode scraper assembly includes a plurality of scrapers arranged in a lattice, and each scraper of the plurality of scrapers is arranged to correspond to a different cathode rod.
Williamson; Mark A. (Naperville, IL), Wiedmeyer; Stanley G. (Glen Ellyn, IL), Willit; James L. (Batavia, IL), Barnes; Laurel A. (Chicago, IL), Blaskovitz; Robert J. (Lockport, IL)
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC (Wilmington, NC)
13/ 335,209
20130160797
December 22, 2011
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-ACO2-06CH11357, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.