|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Materials Processing Fundamentals
||MM-9: Obtaining Multiple Metals through Electron Beam Melting of Refractory Metal Wastes
||Katia Vutova, Vania Vassileva
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Investigations and results on the refining of tungsten scrap applying electron beam melting (EBM) in vacuum are presented and discussed. In this work EB melting experiments were performed in single or double-melt operations with different power inputs and refining times for tungsten purification and recovery of multiple metals (including refractory and other metals such as Mo, Nb, Cu, Zn, etc.), which are alloyed elements or impurities with high concentrations in the initial materials. Evaluations for extraction of some valuable metals, generated in the condensate at their removal from the liquid metal during the refining process are provided. Efficient technological regimes for e-beam melting and refining that enable the simultaneous production of pure metal ingots and condensates that can be used directly or can be used for subsequent extraction of expensive and valuable metals are presented.
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