|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Production of Titanium from Waste Slag
||Samuel Martin Treceno, Thomas Hughes, Catherine Bishop, Ian Brown, Yaodong Jia, Aaron Marshall, Matthew Watson
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Samuel Martin Treceno
Waste slag from steelmaking industries using titanomagnetite sands can contain up to 30 wt.% titanium and is available in its molten state at approximately 1750 K. As the use of high temperature electrolytic processes for the production of Ti from pure TiO<SUB>2</SUB> and metals from molten oxides have already been proven, we are investigating if the ultra-high temperature electrolytic production of titanium from waste slag is feasible. However, knowledge of the underlying electrochemistry is limited as there is scarce information on the properties of the slag relevant to molten oxide electrolysis (e.g. ionic vs electronic conductivity, viscosity, phases present). Hence, significant experimentation is required, specifically, we present the characterization of the electrode products and discuss the materials and processing conditions required to overcome the challenges resulting from electrolyzing complex slags mixtures at ultra-high temperatures.