Production Process of Scandium Oxide

What’s Scandium Oxide powder?

The most significant product in scandium products is the Scandium Oxide. The physical and chemical characteristics of Scandium oxide are identical to that of rare earths oxides. Therefore, production processes are very similar. Sc2O3 may produce metal scandium and other scandium alloys under certain conditions. Scandium oxide has many uses in aerospace, aluminum alloys, lasers, electronics, ceramics, catalysator activator and other fields.

Scandium Resources in Nature

Scandium is found in approximately 800 different minerals. There are very few scandium minerals on their own, due to the fact that they are often found together with other minerals. You can find many minerals, including ilmenite and rare earth, that are scandium-rich, like bauxite ores, phosphorite, and wolframite.

Materials Used in the Production of Scandium Oxide Powder

Scandium oxide is made from waste materials that contain scandium, such as waste residue, soot in metalurgical work, and scandium concentrate after vanadium-titanium magneticite beneficiation.

1. The majority of the sandium-containing material is waste that has been left over from tungsten extraction. Scandium oxide 0.05%) can be found in the original ore of wolframite. Scandium oxide is 150600g/t after the extraction. Pretreatment involves dissolving the waste in hydrochloric acids. The resulting ScCl3 solution then becomes the raw material to obtain scandium oxide.
2. A waste liquid containing scandium (mainly after the extraction of titanium form ilmenite) is considered to be a “scadium-containing” fluid. Scandium oxide 15-20g/m3 is the primary raw material to extract scandium dioxide from ilmenite.
3. Scandium-containing soot is mainly the soot that has been chlorinated to sponge titanium. Pretreatment of the soot results in acid-dissolved scandium liquid, which is used as raw material to extract scandium oxide.
4. Scandium concentrate, mainly from scandium magnetite beneficiation. Sc 27g/t of vanadium magnetite is present, and Sc 112-114g/t after beneficiation. ScCl3 is obtained by dissolving the scandium concentrate in hydrochloric acids. It is then used as raw material to extract scandium dioxide.
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