Global Patent Index - EP 2640871 A1

EP 2640871 A1 2013-09-25 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELECTROLYTICALLY REDUCING A SOLID FEEDSTOCK

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELECTROLYTICALLY REDUCING A SOLID FEEDSTOCK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR ELEKTROLYTISCHEN REDUKTION EINES FESTEN ROHSTOFFES

Title (fr)

PROCÉDÉ ET SYSTÈME DE RÉDUCTION ÉLECTROLYTIQUE D'UNE CHARGE D'ALIMENTATION SOLIDE

Publication

EP 2640871 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 11793470 A

Priority

  • GB 201019572 A
  • GB 201019612 A
  • GB 2011001631 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2012066299A1] In a method of electrolytically reducing a solid feedstock, for example a solid metal oxide feedstock, an electrode module (10) is positioned in a first position to be loaded with the feedstock. The loaded module is then transferred from the first position and engaged with an electrolysis chamber (220) containing a molten salt. A voltage is applied to the electrode module to reduce the solid feedstock. The loaded module may be transferred within a transfer module.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C25C 3/00 (2006.01); C22B 34/12 (2006.01); C25C 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C25C 3/00 (2013.01); C25C 7/005 (2013.01); C25C 7/06 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2012066299 A1 20120524; AP 201306912 D0 20130630; AP 4025 A 20170204; AU 2011330972 A1 20130530; AU 2011330972 B2 20160721; AU 2011330972 C1 20170119; AU 2016231530 A1 20161013; BR 112013011941 A2 20161101; CA 2817351 A1 20120524; CL 2013001392 A1 20140228; CN 103237926 A 20130807; DK 201370318 A 20130614; EA 201390605 A1 20131230; EP 2640871 A1 20130925; JP 2013543059 A 20131128; JP 5898686 B2 20160406; KR 20140032351 A 20140314; MX 2013005632 A 20130801; NZ 610339 A 20151127; UA 114395 C2 20170612; US 2013327653 A1 20131212; ZA 201303419 B 20140730

INPADOC legal status


2016-09-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20160804

2014-02-26 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2013-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20130614

2013-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR