Electrolytic Reduction Characteristics of Titanium Oxides in a LiCl-Li2O Molten Salt Lee, Jeong; Kim, Sung-Wook; Lee, Sang-Kwon; Hur, Jin-Mok; Choi, Eun-Young;
Experiments using a metal oxide of a non-nuclear material as a fuel are very useful to develop a new electrolytic reducer for pyroprocessing. In this study, the titanium oxides (TiO and ) were selected and investigated as the non-nuclear fuel for the electrolytic reduction. The immersion tests of TiO and in a molten 1.0 wt.% -LiCl salt revealed that they have solubility of 156 and 2100 ppm, respectively. Then, the Ti metals were successfully produced after the separate electrolytic reduction of TiO and in a molten 1.0 wt.% -LiCl salt. However, Ti was detected on the platinum anode used for the electrolytic reduction of unlike TiO due to the dissolution of into the salt.
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