Accession Number : ADD008430

Title :   Purification of Liquid Metal Current Collectors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hatch,Burton D

Report Date : 23 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A method and means for continuously returning degassed and de-emulsified liquid metal to the collector sites of high speed acyclic generators is provided. Hydrodynamic pressures developed by the high speed rotating discs are employed to pump liquid current-carrying metal through a plurality of stationary passageways into an interiorly positioned rotating cup or channel where centrifugal forces return purified metal to the collector sites and retain the impure liquid metal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Generators, *Liquid metals, Purification, Pumping, Centrifugal force

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE