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System and process for production of magnesium metal and magnesium hydride from magnesium-containing salts and brines

United States Patent

November 22, 2016
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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)
14/ 640,929
March 6, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 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.