Patent Number: 8,877,154

Title: Graphite article

Abstract: One use for irradiated graphite after remediation processing is to recycle it into a new graphite artifact. Examples of such artifacts include an electrode to be used for vitrification of radionucleotides, graphite or carbon articles for uranium processing, a moderator for a HTGR, in particularly a Gen IV HTGR, other types of graphite products for nuclear facilities, charcoal filters, silicon carbide applications, etc. Such graphite artifacts can be formed with up to 20 pph of carbon black, the carbon black is formed from vitrified irradiated graphite. Optionally the graphite artifact may be formed from up to 75 pph of pitch.

Inventors: Albers; Tracy (Westlake, OH)

Assignee: GrafTech International Holdings Inc.

International Classification: C01B 31/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00