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METHODS OF PRODUCING A TITANIUM PRODUCT

United States Patent Application

20160108497
A1
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A method (500) for producing a titanium product is disclosed. The method (500) can include obtaining TiO.sub.2-slag (501) and reducing impurities in the TiO.sub.2-slag (502) to form purified TiO.sub.2 (503). The method (500) can also include reducing the purified TiO.sub.2 using a metallic reducing agent (504) to form a hydrogenated titanium product comprising TiH.sub.2 (505). The hydrogenated titanium product can be dehydrogenated (506) to form a titanium product (508). The titanium product can also be optionally deoxygenated (507) to reduce oxygen content.
Fang, Zhigang Zak (Salt Lake City, UT), Zhang, Ying (Salt Lake City, UT), Xia, Yang (Salt Lake City, UT), Sun, Pei (Salt Lake City, UT)
14/ 935,245
November 6, 2015
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000420 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.