What’s Scandium Oxide powder?
The most significant product in scandium products is the Scandium Oxide. The physical and chemical characteristics of Scandium oxide are identical to that of rare earths oxides. Therefore, production processes are also similar. Sc2O3 may produce metal scandium and other scandium alloys under certain environmental conditions. Scandium oxide has many uses in aerospace, aluminum alloys, electric light source and lasers as well as ceramics and ceramic activators.
Scandium Resources in Nature
Scandium is found in approximately 800 different minerals. There are very few scandium-containing mineral species, mostly due to the interaction with other minerals. You can find many minerals that are scandium-rich, including ilmenite and rare earth ores, wolframite and rare earth magnetite as well as rare earth iron and manganese-depleted mines.
Materials Used in the Production of Scandium Oxide Powder
Scandium oxide raw materials are mostly scandium-containing water, such as waste, residue, and soot, in metallurgy. Also, scandium concentrate is obtained from vanadium–titanium magite after beneficiation.
1. The majority of the tungsten-extracted waste is contaminated with scandium. Scandium oxide 0.05%) can be found in the original ore of wolframite. Scandium oxide is 150600g/t after the extraction. Pretreatment involves dissolving the waste in hydrochloric acids. The resulting ScCl3 solution then becomes the raw material to obtain scandium oxide.
2. A waste liquid containing scandium (mainly after the extraction of titanium form ilmenite) is considered to be a “scadium-containing” fluid. Scandium oxide 15-20g/m3 is the primary raw material to extract scandium dioxide from ilmenite.
3. Scandium-containing soot is mainly the soot that has been chlorinated to sponge titanium. Pretreatment of the soot results in acid-dissolved scandium liquid, which is used as raw material to extract scandium oxide.
4. Scandium concentrate, mainly from scandium magnetite beneficiation. Sc 27g/t of vanadium magnetite is present, while Sc 112-114g/t can be found in the beneficiated scandium concentrate. ScCl3 is obtained by dissolving the scandium concentrate in hydrochloric acids. It is used as raw material to extract scandium dioxide.
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