Pyrometallurgical treatment of ilmenite and zircon concentrates to obtain ceramic materials

Manrique, M. ; Accorsi, I. ; Taylor, P. R. ; Vidal, E. E.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1999
Various pyrometallurgical methods for treating ilmenite and zircon concentrates are reviewed. Laboratory experiments using a thermal plasma reactor were performed to evaluate the conversions of ilmenite to TiC or TiC-Fe and zircon to ZrC or ZrC-SiC. Results are examined and possible processing routes are identified.
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