|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Low-cost Titanium: 'Affordable Ti'
||Low-cost Titanium Extraction Process: Molten Salt Electrolysis with Titanium Oxycarbide (TiCxO1-x) as Soluble Anode
||Jiusan Xiao, Hongmin Zhu, Shuqiang Jiao, Jun Zhu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The wider application of titanium is restricted by its expensive price due to high-cost production of Kroll process. The process of molten salt electrolysis with soluble anode is proposed by Zhu and Jiao in 2005, whereas titanium oxycarbide (TiCxO1-x) as soluble anode dissolves into titanium ion in electrolyte of molten chlorides, and metallic titanium with purity of 99.5% and impurity of oxygen lower than 300 ppm deposits in cathode. Moreover, TiCxO1-x can be synthesized through selective carbothermic reduction of ilmenite followed with magnetic separation and acid leaching for concentration. The overall process for titanium production will lead to the cost reduction by half referring to Kroll process.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume