High temperature electrochemistry of molten fluoride salt for measurement of dissolved chromium
Authors: Ludwig, D; Olson, L; Sridharan, K; Anderson, M; Allen, T
Source: Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, Volume 46, Number 4, June 2011 , pp. 360-364(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
An in situ electrochemical probe, utilising anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV), has been developed to measure dissolved Cr concentration in the molten salt LiF?KF?NaF (46?5?11?5?42 mol.-%), commonly referred to as FLiNaK. Tests were performed in a glassy carbon crucible in an argon atmosphere glovebox at a molten salt temperature of 650?C. Cyclic voltammetry was performed to determine reversibility and mid peak potential. The Cr2+/Cr0 reaction occurred with a mid peak potential of ?0?51 V versus a 10 mol.-% Ni2+/Ni0 reference electrode. The integrated current from the anodic waves at this potential were used for Cr cation quantification. The integrated current from the ASV measurements correlated linearly with Cr concentration, measured independently using neutron activation analysis, over a range of 30?950 ppm (1?2?38 mmol L?1). This study is significant for determining Cr concentrations in high temperature molten FLiNaK salts exposed to Cr containing structural materials.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Publication date: 2011-06-01
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