Natarajashekar, K. and Venkateswararao, K. and Tarasingh, - and Krishna, D.G.B. and Gupta, B.B. and Raoot, K.N. and Sridharrao, C.H. and Subramaniyam, R.B. and Dandapani, K.S. and Srinivasan, L.K. (1987) Production of magnesium in 30ka cells. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 3 (2). pp. 127-129. ISSN 0256-1654

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A prototype plant for the production of magnesium metal by fused salt electrolysis of anhydrous MgCI, has been set up during 1985 at DMRL, Hyderabad, as a joint development project with CECRI, Karaikudi. Cells of 30 KA capacity have been designed, fabricated and erected. A suitable absorption system has been installed for the treatment of generated chlorine. The plant has been commissioned and one cell has been.operated over a period of four months. The metal at the rate of 100 - 150 kglday with a current efficiency of over 70% has been obtained. The metal on remelting has been found to be of 99.9% purity. The paper describes the plant and the process units. The experimental results and the performance of the cell are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnesium electrowinning; magnesium chloride electrolysis
Subjects: Electropyrometallurgy
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 13:45
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 13:45

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