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First Electrorefining Run

Greg Chipman, PhD canidate, performed the first electrorefining run in the PyRO lab after months of designing, procuring, and assembling all of the parts for the electrorefining cell. The run tested key components of the cell design including the power supply, electrode leads, stirrer, motor, and other parts. This test was a major step forward in progressing the capabilities of the PyRO lab and in characterizing the key resistances in the electrorefining process to identify where improvements in production rates can be made.