Know More About Vanadium
Vanadium is a silvery metal that resists corrosion.
Vanadium is a chemical element with symbol V
Vanadium is a soft silver-gray, toughness transition metal.
Vanadium is mainly mined in South Africa, Northwest China, and eastern Russia. It is usually produced by the process of steel smelting slag. In addition, vanadium is also produced as a by-product of heavy oil soot or uranium mining.
Vanadium is found in about 65 different minerals including vanadinite, carnotite, and patronite. It is also found in phosphate rock, certain iron ores, and some crude oils in the form of organic complexes.
Vanadium metal is obtained by reducing vanadium(V) oxide with calcium in a pressure vessel. Vanadium of high purity can be obtained by reducing vanadium(III) chloride with magnesium.
Our main traded vanadium products are vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) and aluminum vanadium alloy (AlV55).
V2O5 is the most common intermediate product for the treatment of magnetite iron ore, vanadium-containing slag, and secondary materials.
It can be directly used in the production of certain non-metallurgical applications and vanadium chemicals and is also an important part of the production of aluminum-vanadium alloys.
The master alloy is our metal industry seasoning, similar to the restaurant chef who uses a small number of spices to adjust the taste of the dish. The metal industry uses an intermediate alloy to adjust the properties of the product.
AlV55 is a kind of intermediate alloy, mainly used as an elemental additive for making titanium alloys, intermediate alloys for high-temperature alloys and some special alloys.
Vanadium-aluminum alloy is a kind of advanced alloy material widely used in the aerospace industry. It has high hardness, elasticity, seawater resistance, and lightness.
Vanadium is a strategic metal used primarily as a strengthening alloy for titanium.
There are several reasons why aluminum-vanadium alloys are added to the melt as a mixture of alloys. One of the main applications is composition adjustment, which changes the composition of the liquid metal to achieve the desired chemical specifications.
Another important application is structural control - which affects the microstructure of the metal during casting and solidification to alter its properties. These properties include mechanical strength, ductility, electrical conductivity, castability or surface appearance.
Typical application of Vanadium
The vanadium redox battery
The vanadium redox (and redox flow) battery is a type of rechargeable flow battery that uses vanadium ions in different oxidation states to store chemical potential energy.
Vanadium redox flow batteries, which use vanadium ions in different states of oxidation to store potential chemical energy are considered to be a cost-competitive alternative to lithium-ion technology for large-scale, long-duration energy storage.
With power plants rapidly changing their power output to keep the grid in balance, they deviate from their most efficient operating point, increasing fuel use and emissions. A viable and cost-efficient solution it to take advantage of renewable energy storage and release it to the grid at the optimal time to avoid shortfalls and blackouts. A vanadium redox battery provides the storage capacity, large and small to do so.
- High-strength steel structure
- Reinforcement construction
- Buildings, bridges, tunnels
- Auto parts
- Power cord and power tower
- Chemical plants, refineries
- Missiles and defenses
- Railway lines, rail cars, cargo containers
- Construction machinery and equipment
- Offshore platforms