An Electrochemical Method for the Preparation of Al-Mg Master Alloys from MgO
The electrochemical formation of Al-Mg master alloys were investigated in NaCl-MgF2-MgO melt at 850°C. The results revealed that cell voltage was nearly constant during electrolysis process, Mg content in Al-Mg master alloys increased with increasing of electrolysis time when Mg content was less 7.03mass%, Mg content in Al-Mg master alloys can be up to 7.03mass% for 4h electrolysis. The results of XRD indicated that phase structure of the Al-7.03Mg mass% alloy existed single phase α-Al, MgCl2 and NaMgF3 in electrolyte were observed after electrolysis. And the formation mechanism of Al-Mg master alloy was discussed as well.
Yafang Han, Tianmin Wang and Shaoxiong Zhou
D. L. Cao et al., "An Electrochemical Method for the Preparation of Al-Mg Master Alloys from MgO", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 650, pp. 260-264, 2010