Ammoniation Technology for Dehydration of Hydrated Magnesium Chloride in China
Ammonination technique for dehydration of hydrated magnesium chloride is a special kind of method for preparation of high-pure anhydrous magnesium chloride, which is requisite for electrolytically manufacturing metal magnesium. The technique has been developing for decades in the west world. China has now been exploiting the technique for his magnesium ore, especially the magnesium resource in the west of China. We started investigation of the method for several years, and several new progresses were arrived for preparation of anhydrous magnesium chloride. From our study, ethanol, methanol and water solution can be used for the method, and each had an advantage over the others; the ammonia used in the technique for preparation of anhydrous magnesium chloride is less corrosive for the equipment, and friendly for environment. The method gives great potential application in industry of metal magnesium and magnesium matrix materials.
W.Ke, E.H.Han, Y.F.Han, K.Kainer and A.A.Luo
G. Long et al., "Ammoniation Technology for Dehydration of Hydrated Magnesium Chloride in China", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 488-489, pp. 95-98, 2005