A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research

Vacuum Attachment for Collection of Lithium Powder ---- Inventor(s) Hans Schneider and Stephan Jurczynski

The Vacuum Attachment is part of an integrated system designed to collect Lithium (Li) Power for storage in mineral oil or to passivate it in Vinegar or Chilled Water. Major components are: Mister, Li Trap, Oil Trap or Combustion Chamber and Ash rated Shop Vacuum. The Mister provides a fine coating of mineral oil, vinegar or water to the lithium powder reducing the possibility of non passivated particles causing an exothermic reaction before entering the Li Trap. The Li Trap has a vacuum port located above the oil, vinegar or ice water level while the inlet extends down below the liquid's surface. The Oil Trap collects oil and or Li powder before reaching the Ash Vacuum. The Combustion Chamber has a continuous ignition source such as a spark plug or hot wire to burn off any volatile passivation byproducts before reaching the Ash Vacuum.


U.S. Department of Energy
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.

Website suggestions and feedback

Pinterest · Instagram · LinkedIn · Tumblr.

PPPL is ISO-14001 certified

Princeton University Institutional Compliance Program

Privacy Policy · Sign In (for staff)

© 2020 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. All rights reserved.

Princeton University
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
P.O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
GPS: 100 Stellarator Road
Princeton, NJ, 08540
(609) 243-2000