Electrolysis of metal oxides in MgCl2 based molten salts with an inert graphite anode

Yating Yuan, Wei Li, Hualin Chen, Zhiyong Wang, Xianbo Jin, George Z. Chen
  • Faraday Discussions, January 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c5fd00231a

Inert graphite anode for molten salt electrolysis

What is it about?

Electrochemical reduction of solid metal oxides in MgCl2 based molten salts in which carbon anode remains stable.

Why is it important?

This is potentially a low energy and low emission process for metal extraction.

Perspectives

Professor of Electrochemical Technologies George Zheng Chen
University of Nottingham

Porosity of the metal oxide precursor on the cathode is the key technical parameter.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5fd00231a

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