Some Aspects of Titanium Reduction Metallurgy

CIM Bulletin, 1951

WHILE TITANIUM, the element, has been known for over 150 years, titanium, the metal, is a relative newcomer to the metallurgical and industrial scene. The reasons for this chiefly lie in the refract1Hy nature of titanium compounds; the high melting point of the metal; the great activity of elemental titanium, particularly at temperatures close to .and above the melting point; and the pronounced deleterious influence of certain impurities on its mechanical properties.
Keywords: Chloride, chloride process, ilmenite, Magnesium . . ., Molten Titanium, reducing agent, Chlorides, Magnesium, metals, Oxide, Process, Processes, Reduction, titanium