Electrochemical Behavior of Titanium(II) Ion in a Purified Calcium Chloride Melt

Min Ho Kang, Jianxun Song, Hongmin Zhu, Shuqiang Jiao

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Cyclic voltammetry, chronopotentiometry, and square wave voltammetry were used to investigate electrochemical behavior of Ti(II) ion in a purified CaCl2 melt at a temperature of 1173 K (900 °C). The result indicated that the cathodic reduction of Ti(II) ion in the melt was a one-step quasi-reversible process controlled by the diffusion. The diffusion coefficient was determined in a CaCl2-TiCl(0.5 mol/dm3) at 1173 K (900 °C). The work also demonstrated the feasibility of producing metallic titanium in the as-prepared CaCl2-TiCl2 melts through galvanostatic electrolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-168
Number of pages7
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb


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