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).

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.

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