Reduction of TiS2 by OS process in CaCl2 melt

N. Suzuki, M. Tanaka, H. Noguchi, S. Natsui, T. Kikuchi, R. O. Suzuki

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TiS2 was reduced using molten salt electrolysis. At 1173 K in CaCl2-0.5mol% CaS melt, the concentration of sulfur initially decreased significantly. 0.043 mass% S was obtained when the stoichiometric electric charge Q0 was supplied, and 0.01 mass% S was achieved when Q = 4Q0. Only α-Ti was identified by XRD at Q ≥ Q0. Metallic Ti and its lower oxides were identified at Q = Q0, but no lower sulfide could be found. It is possible to achieve excellent sulfur removal to a minimum concentration at a larger Q, and the use of TiS2 is promising for a new process for titanium refining.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolten Salts and Ionic Liquids 20
EditorsM. Carter, F. Endres, E. J. Biddinger, M. Reichert, A. Ispas, H. C. De Long, A. Bund, L. M. Haverhals, R. A. Mantz, P. C. Trulove, D. M. Fox, A. H. Suroviec, M. Ueda
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 20 - PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 22016 Oct 7

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


OtherSymposium on Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids 20 - PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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