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Title: Method for production of magnesium

Abstract

A continuous process for the production of elemental magnesium is described. Magnesium is made from magnesium oxide and a light hydrocarbon gas. In the process, a feed stream of the magnesium oxide and gas is continuously fed into a reaction zone. There the magnesium oxide and gas are reacted at a temperature of about 1400.degree. C. or greater in the reaction zone to provide a continuous product stream of reaction products, which include elemental magnesium. The product stream is continuously quenched after leaving the reaction zone, and the elemental magnesium is separated from other reaction products.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Cambridge, MA)
  2. (Winchester, MA)
  3. (Hanson, MA)
  4. (Lexington, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH
OSTI Identifier:
871717
Patent Number(s):
5782952
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC22-92PC92111
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; production; magnesium; continuous; process; elemental; described; oxide; light; hydrocarbon; gas; feed; stream; continuously; fed; reaction; zone; reacted; temperature; 1400; degree; provide; product; products; quenched; leaving; separated; light hydrocarbon; continuously fed; hydrocarbon gas; product stream; reaction zone; feed stream; reaction product; reaction products; magnesium oxide; continuous process; /75/373/

Citation Formats

Diaz, Alexander F., Howard, Jack B., Modestino, Anthony J., and Peters, William A. Method for production of magnesium. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Diaz, Alexander F., Howard, Jack B., Modestino, Anthony J., & Peters, William A. Method for production of magnesium. United States.
Diaz, Alexander F., Howard, Jack B., Modestino, Anthony J., and Peters, William A. Thu . "Method for production of magnesium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871717.
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title = {Method for production of magnesium},
author = {Diaz, Alexander F. and Howard, Jack B. and Modestino, Anthony J. and Peters, William A.},
abstractNote = {A continuous process for the production of elemental magnesium is described. Magnesium is made from magnesium oxide and a light hydrocarbon gas. In the process, a feed stream of the magnesium oxide and gas is continuously fed into a reaction zone. There the magnesium oxide and gas are reacted at a temperature of about 1400.degree. C. or greater in the reaction zone to provide a continuous product stream of reaction products, which include elemental magnesium. The product stream is continuously quenched after leaving the reaction zone, and the elemental magnesium is separated from other reaction products.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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