Depolarized gas anodes for electrowinning of metals in molten salts

S. Xiao, T. Mokkelbost, G. M. Haarberg, A. P. Ratvik, H. Zhu

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Constant current electrolysis of molten CaCl2-NaCl (70-30 mol %) containing CaO and AgCl at 953 K was carried out with a Pt gas anode and a carbon cathode. A novel concept was tested of introducing an oxidizable gas, hydrogen, to depolarize the Pt anode, resulting in the anode potential, and hence the cell voltage, decreasing by 0.3 V when the anode was fed with hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemistry in Mineral and Metal Processing 8, EMMP 8
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781607681465
ISBN (Print)9781566777964
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


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