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ACS Richland Local Section Science Cafe: “Understanding molten salt reactor spectroelectrochemistry” by Dr. Shirmir Branch
Summary: The growing interest in molten salt reactors has led to the need for a more fundamental understanding of the chemistry of molten salt systems. Current approaches for gathering this information are limited to grab samples or small scale systems. While advances are being made to characterize fundamental properties, this information will be difficult to relate to industrial scale loops. Spectroscopic monitoring combined with process control through electrochemistry can provide capabilities needed to gather fundamental information to determine speciation, concentration, and oxidation state of optically active species with molten salt environments. Current and ongoing work combines spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques to provide fundamental information needed to help fill in literature gaps regarding redox chemistry, diffusion, speciation, and interaction behavior in molten salt environments.

Feb 19, 2021 05:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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