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Vanadium, Tantalum

  • H. H. Read

Abstract

Vanadium (V) does not occur free in nature. It is a whitish silvery metal, melting at about 1720°C. It has a great affinity for oxygen, a property underlying its use in metallurgy. Vanadium ores are treated in various ways, smelting in the electric furnace, reduction by the Thermit process (see p. 318), etc., to produce ferro-vana-dium, with some 30 per cent vanadium.

Keywords

Electric Furnace Granitic Pegmatite Tantalum Carbide Great Tensile Strength Cent Vanadium 
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© George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd. 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Read
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

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