STP830

    Hydrometallurgical Applications of Titanium

    Published: Jan 1984


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    Abstract

    Emphasis is made on how, why, and where titanium alloys are uniquely suited for use in corrosive hydrometallurgical applications. Features and advantages of hydrometallurgical processes are briefly reviewed. Relevant aspects of titanium's corrosion resistance are discussed in relation to exposure conditions encountered in these applications. Several prominent examples of successful utilization of titanium in copper, cobalt, and nickel ore hydrometallurgical processes are presented.

    Keywords:

    hydrometallurgy, corrosion, applications, titanium, titanium-palladium, Grade 12 titanium, acid-leach, nickel ore, copper ore, cobalt ore, manganese ore, anodes, molybdenum, uranium, zinc ore, inhibitors


    Author Information:

    Schutz, RW
    Supervisor-Corrosion Research and Development and former general corrosion engineer, TIMET, Henderson Technical Laboratory, Henderson, Nev.

    Covington, LC
    Supervisor-Corrosion Research and Development and former general corrosion engineer, TIMET, Henderson Technical Laboratory, Henderson, Nev.


    Paper ID: STP32512S

    Committee/Subcommittee: B10.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32512S


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