Potential Extractive Processes for Titanium Scrap Reclamation
Projections of scrap and metal losses, based on the possible future pattern of the titanium industry, show that about 0. 7 lb per pound of mill product production will not be handled or reclaimed by any melting techniques to produce titanium ingots, castings or other melted products; nor will it be profitably sold outside the titanium industry. This type scrap could be considered a marginal raw material (recycle) and it will remain completely lost unless an extractive process is developed for reclamation through removal of undersirable alloying elements, tramps, and excess oxides.
KeywordsMolten Salt Metal Loss Titanium Tetrachloride Titanium Sponge Titanium Industry
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