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The Carbothermic Route to Magnesium

Hasan, Nurul (2006) The Carbothermic Route to Magnesium. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

The carbothermic reduction of magnesia to produce magnesium offers the potential of a lower energy and higher productivity route for metal production compared to existing industrial routes. The reaction of magnesia and carbon produces a magnesium and carbon monoxide vapor. Slow cooling of that vapor will allow the reaction to quickly revert and the prevention of this reversion reaction is a major technical challenge. Two main approaches can be taken to prevent reversion and allow recovery of the metal product: rapid quenching of the vapor and dissolving the magnesium directly in a suitable metal solvent before reversion can occur. The commercial viability of either carbothermic route to magnesium is closely connected to the physical chemistry of each system.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering, geosciences
ID Code:5317
Deposited By: Dr. Nurul Hasan
Deposited On:07 Apr 2011 09:11
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:57

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