Talk:Lunar Titanium Production

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Separation of iron and titanium metal

In the section ==FFC Cambridge Process== it states that "This <Iron-Titanium alloy> could then be melted and distilled under partial vacuum to produce iron and titanium." I suggest powderizing the molten alloy and treating it with carbon monoxide to form iron carbonyl. This should separate iron and titanium with better energy efficiency and more thoroughness than I would expect from a distillation process. I think the process works at a powderized iron-titanium alloy temperature. I am unsure at the moment of the relevant melting and carbonyl formation temperatures. I understand that carbonyl iron would be a rather pure product. Farred 21:03, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the input. I've added details of the process on the main FFC Cambridge page, and an abbreviated version here. --Silverwurm 07:02, 10 August 2011 (UTC)