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Show simple item record Oosthuizen, SJ 2011-04-11T08:07:03Z 2011-04-11T08:07:03Z 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Oosthuizen, SJ. 2011. In search of low cost titanium: the fray farthing chen (FFC) cambridge process. Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 111, pp 1-5 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-223X
dc.description Copyrights: 2011 South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores the Fray Farthing Chen (FFC) Cambridge process, a novel method for the electrochemical deoxidation of metal oxides in molten salt, discovered at the University of Cambridge in 1997. The process was hailed as a highly promising, potentially low cost, novel method for the production of titanium metal direct from its oxides. The article should inform researchers in the field of some of the challenges in the commercialization of a novel, high profile process involving multiple stakeholders. The author, former senior process engineer at British Titanium Plc, the company originally tasked with commercializing titanium production via the FFC Cambridge process, reviews the latest literature and discusses past and present progress in the pursuit of low cost titanium metal via this process. Topics explored include the history of the process, attempts at commercialization, NASA’s alternative application, and present status of the process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;6137
dc.subject Fray farthing chen en_US
dc.subject Titanium en_US
dc.subject Molten salt en_US
dc.subject Mining en_US
dc.subject Metallurgy en_US
dc.subject electrochemical deoxidation en_US
dc.title In search of low cost titanium: the fray farthing chen (FFC) cambridge process en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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