|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||7th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Upgrading of Iron-rich Titanium Ores using a Molten Salt Process
||Farzin Fatollahi-Fard, Petrus Christiaan Pistorius
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The production of synthetic rutile – a common starting material for most many titanium production processes – from iron-rich titanium ores such as pseudorutile and ilmenite is described. The process for “upgrading” the ore to synthetic rutile is by carbothermal reduction of the ore while immersed in a molten salt at high temperature, followed by magnetic separation of the reduced iron. A variety of factors are also investigated, such as particle size of the ore, the type of ore, and the molten salt used. The solubility of iron(III) oxide in different molten salts is also experimentally determined.
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