Friday, April 07, 2006

Titanium Manufacturing – The Sadoway Way

Titanium as a metal offers high-temperature performance, corrosion resistance, strength, and more which is why the aerospace industry continues to increase its adoption of the metal. There’s now a cheaper, and easier way to produce titanium. Called the Sadoway method for its inventor Donald Sadoway from MIT, it produces titanium through direct electrolysis.

Direct electrolysis is the electrolytic decomposition of a compound dissolved in an ionic melt.

In his slides on Titanium Extraction by Molten Oxide Electrolysis the current process for titanium extraction is highly capital intensive and creates toxic substances such as dioxins. By using electrolysis at very high temperatures, one can extract titanium with only oxygen as a by-product.

The new process can produce titanium five times cheaper than current processes dropping the price from $7.5/ingot to less than $1.50 per ingot according to this site. This is the same process as used in most aluminum manufacturing operations.

Currently, titanium is manufactured using the three step Kroll process which reduces the titanium tetrachloride with an active metal such as magnesium. The Sadoway method uses a one step method.

With the next generation of airplanes coming out of Boeing and Airbus, the ability to manufacture titanium more cheaply will bring this technology to the forefront.

Best regards,
Hall T.


Anonymous parts of a microscope said...

Well done on a nice blog Hall T. Martin. I was searching for information on microscope pictures and came across your post Titanium Manufacturing – The Sadoway Way - not quite what I was looking for related to microscope pictures but very interesting all the same!

If you have a moment, why not hop over and take a look at my report on microscopes.

Monday, April 10, 2006 7:36:00 PM  
Blogger Minko Chen said...

true religion outlet
michael kors uk
tiffany outlet
beats by dre
adidas wings shoes
nike trainers
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet online
celine outlet online
ugg boots clearance,ugg australia,uggs on sale,ugg slippers,uggs boots,uggs outlet,ugg boots,ugg,uggs
tiffany and co
cheap nfl jersey
michael kors canada
tiffany outlet
moncler outlet
bottega veneta outlet
hollister clothing
ray-ban sunglasses
nba jerseys
ralph lauren outlet

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger 柯云 said...

kate spade outlet
ugg outlet
ugg outlet online
kevin durant basketball shoes
michael kors outlet online
nike sb
longchamp bags
replica rolex watches
ugg outlet
ugg boots
insanity workout
the north face outlet
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
asics shoes
uggs outlet
ray bans
rolex watches
louis vuitton
ray bans
coach factory outlet online
ugg boots
moncler jacket
ugg boots
ray ban sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
replica watches
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors outlet
pandora jewelry
toms shoes
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
hollister clothing
kobe 9
coach factory outlet
oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 6

Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:21:00 AM  
Blogger chenlina said...

hollister kids
ghd hair straighteners
gucci handbags
jordan retro
coach factory outlet
jeremy scott shoes
gucci shoes
toms shoes
jordan retro 11
tiffany outlet
replica watches
jordans for sale
tod's shoes
cheap nfl jerseys
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
nike blazers
michael kors outlet
fitflops sale clearance
air jordan pas cher
coach outlet
giuseppe zanotti
hollister clothing
ray ban sunglasses
running shoes
adidas shoes
ray ban wayfarer
vans shoes sale
lebron 11
nike air huarache
michael kors
longchamp bags
adidas originals
michael kors handbags
jordan shoes
tiffany and co
air jordan 8
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:47:00 AM  
Blogger roba gad said...

Great article! We are linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.

Monday, October 24, 2016 8:55:00 AM  
Blogger roba. gad3 said...

Sunday, December 18, 2016 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger roba. gad3 said...

Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger رضاابو مى said...

شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام

افضل شركة تنظيف بالدمام

افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

شركة تسليك المجارى بالدمام

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:40:00 PM  
Blogger roba. gad2 said...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger hamada ibrahim said...

شركة ركن الابداع تعد شركة مثالية فى اعمال نقل العفش بمدينة الاحساء وبجميع مدن المنطقة الشرقية حيث توفر للساده العملاء امكانية نقل الاثاث بأمان الى المكان الذى يريد العميل ان ينقل ذلك العفش فيه وايضاً نوفر للعميل العديد من الامتيازات الاخرى مثل الضمان على اعمال النقل وايضاً امكانية توفير فريق متميز من الفنيين المتخصصين فى اعمال الفك والتركيب والتغليف ومجموعه متميزه فى نقل جميع انواع الاثاث وكل ذلك نقدمة من خلال شركة نقل عفش بالاحساء فهى الافضل دون منافس ولا يوجد لها مثيل على الاطلاق واسم شركتنا يعنى التميز والتطور شركة ركن الابداع حيث نعمل بجديه ومصدقيه وشفافيه مع العميل لكى نجعله راضى تماماً عن كافة الاعمال التى نقدمها له
شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء تقدم لكم كل ماهو مميز فى عالم نقل الاثاث فهى تعد شركة المثالية لنقل الاثاث بالاحساء ولذلك نقدم لكم خدمتنا على مدار الساعه وفى جميع ايام الاسبوع

Sunday, July 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM  
Blogger chenlili said...

canada goose jacka
polo ralph lauren
uggs clearance
ugg boots on sale
moncler outlet
north face outlet
christian louboutin outlet
mbt scarpe
superdry clothing
montblanc pens

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger dong dong23 said...

pandora bijoux
kates pade outlet online
timberland pas cher
polo ralph lauren
polo lacoste pas cher
vans outlet
nike free
cartier bracelet
beats by dre

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:47:00 PM  
Blogger rehabgad1 said...

Good write-up. I definitely love this site. Keep it up

Monday, April 09, 2018 3:30:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home