Development and Scale-up of Hydrothermal Processes for Synthesis of High Performance Materials
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 1993
The development and scale up of hydrothermal synthesis processes for manufacture of high performance materials is discussed. Traditional hydrometallurgical processes are reviewed, leading into a discussion of process development concerns for manufacture of modern materials. Three case studies are presented, including a piezoelectric ceramic, barium titanate for multiyear capacitors, and high purity chromium metal. Factors for selection of reactor design are presented, as well as results of scale-up studies on the three products.