|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||Sodium metal from sulfate
||Jed Checketts, Neale R. Neelameggham
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Neale R. Neelameggham
A new method of making sodium metal from sodium sulfate is discussed. Anhydrous sodium sulfate as may be made from sodium sulfate waste solutions is reduced with aluminum metal. The reactor design to make sodium metal along with aluminum and sulfur oxides minimizing wastes is explored. Thermochemical tools are used in this development. Experiments carried out in this regard and how they fit the thermochemistry is evaluated in this paper.