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Water in Molten Salts: Industrial and Electrochemical Consequences

  • D. G. Lovering
  • R. M. Oblath

Abstract

Now approaching its centenary, the Hall-Héroult electrolytic aluminum extraction cell1,2 still reigns supreme as the largest industrial application of molten salts. Although rivals are now reappearing,3 the most likely contender would merely involve a change from molten cryolite-alumina to a chloroaluminate, with a small reduction in temperature. Nevertheless, the rapid growth of molten salt technologies awaited the electrolytic separation of uranium from molten fluorides in the Manhattan project of the mid-1940s.

Keywords

Molten Salt Water Wave Reduction Wave Continuous Steam Injection Sodium Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Lovering
    • 1
  • R. M. Oblath
    • 1
  1. 1.R.M.C.S. ShrivenhamSwindonEngland

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