Reduction of CaTiO3 by Electrolysis in the Molten Salt CaCl2-CaO

Hiromi NOGUCHI, Shungo NATSUI, Tatsuya KIKUCHI, Ryosuke O. SUZUKI
2018 Electrochemistry (Tokyo. 1999)  
The reduction of CaTiO 3 to generate Ti powder with a low content of oxygen was examined by electrolysis in a CaCl 2 -CaO melt. Using various sizes of the raw oxide particles, the concentration profile of the residual oxygen in the cathode basket suggests a reduction mechanism involving calcium from the melt. The residual oxygen content was influenced by the dehydration method. Vacuum dehydration above the melting temperature and decomposition of CaCl 2 hydrates below 550 K were required to
more » ... inate water. Optimization of both water removal and the oxide particle size produced the lowest oxygen content (0.42 mass%O) in the powder.
doi:10.5796/electrochemistry.17-00078 fatcat:uhs56xij4zcqrf7lzeh2abicuu