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1. (WO2016061577) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID METAL ELECTRODE CONNECTION IN PRODUCTION OR REFINING OF METALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/061577    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/056230
Publication Date: Fri Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: C25C 3/08
Applicants: INFINIUM, INC.
HARDIE, Gregory
Inventors: HARDIE, Gregory
POWELL, Adam, Clayton
EARLAM, Matthew
TUCKER, Robert, Steve
TABEREAUX, Alton
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID METAL ELECTRODE CONNECTION IN PRODUCTION OR REFINING OF METALS
Abstract:
In some aspects, the invention relates to apparatuses and methods for connecting a liquid first metal cathode to a current source of an electrolytic cell comprising a conduit having a first and second end, liquid first metal disposed at the first end of the conduit, a solid first metal disposed at the second end of the conduit, and a solid conductor portion in electrical contact with the solid first metal.