Systems and methods for continuous electrolytic production of metals

Akmal Irfan Majid (Inventor), Yali Tang (Inventor), Giulia Finotello (Inventor), John van der Schaaf (Inventor), Niels G. Deen (Inventor)

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Abstract

An electrochemical cell for converting metal salt or metal oxide to metal comprises a) a mixture comprising an electrolyte and metal salt or metal oxide; b) an anode submerged in the mixture; c) a cathode partially submerged in the mixture and moveable along a closed loop path; and d) a harvester disposed at an exposed portion of the cathode outside of the mixture, wherein an electrical charge supplied to the electrochemical cell reduces the metal salt or metal oxide to metal at and disposed onto the cathode, and wherein the harvester removes the metal from the exposed portion of the cathode. Methods and systems for converting metal salt or metal oxide to metal are also disclosed including continuous methods and systems.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2023/209544A1
IPCC25C 1/00 (2006.1),C25C 7/00 (2006.1),C25C 1/08 (2006.1),C25C 1/06 (2006.1),C25C 5/02 (2006.1)
Priority date26/04/22
Filing date24/04/23
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2023

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