Design of a Continuous Electrochemical Purification Reactor for Corrosion Mitigation in Molten Chloride Salt Systems




Molten Chloride Salts, Salt Purification, Electrowinning


The utility of molten chloride salts in concentrating solar power (CSP) is dependent on the ability to maintain low corrosive impurities. Without proper purification, the corrosion rates of containment alloys exceed the industry standard of corrosion—under 20 μm/year. An extensive body of literature focuses on the initial purification stage of molten chloride salts. However, occurrences such as maintenance, leaks, and so forth expose the salt to the atmosphere and reintroduce impurities. Therefore, it is critical to develop a purification strategy that can control impurity levels during CSP plant operation. Here we present the design and fabrication of a purification vessel to continuously remove impurities out of flowing molten salt.


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How to Cite

Witteman, L., Rippy, K., Ogren, E., Anderson, M., Taylor, P., & Vidal, J. (2024). Design of a Continuous Electrochemical Purification Reactor for Corrosion Mitigation in Molten Chloride Salt Systems. SolarPACES Conference Proceedings, 1.

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