Argonne has extensive experience in light metals technology development and molten salt electrolysis. Facilities include: 3-20A, 2-100A, and one 1800A fully equipped molten salt electrolysis cells, typically used for aluminum process development, as well as a 40-kVA electrolytic molten salt refining cell.
The facility allows for process development from the bench to commercial scales.
Dr. John Hryn is an expert in aluminum and magnesium processing and recycling and electrodialysis processing. He has spent the majority of his career at ANL, focusing his research on energy-efficient and environmentally sound aluminum and magnesium processing and recycling technology development. https://www.anl.gov/contributors/john-hryn
The facility is available.
Name: Dr. John Hryn, Principal Engineer
Phone: (630) 252-5893
- J. Hryn, O. Tkacheva, and J. Spangenberger, “Initial 1000A Aluminum Electrolysis Testing in Potassium Cryolite-Based Electrolyte.” Light Metals 2013, pp. 1289-1294, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2013) (Presented at the 2013 TMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 3-7, 2013).
- O. Tkacheva, J. Hryn, J. Spangenberger, B. Davis, and T. Alcorn, “Operating Parameters of Aluminum Electrolysis in a KF-AlF3 Based Electrolyte.” Light Metals 2012, pp. 675-680, C. E. Suarez. Cham, Springer International Publishing (2016) (Presented at the 2012 TMS Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 11-15, 2012).