Production of Srontium Metal from Strontium Oxide Using Vacuum Aluminothermic Reduction

Demiray Y., Yücel O.

2nd International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing held during the TMS 140th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, California, United States Of America, 27 February - 03 March 2011, pp.255-259 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-259
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Production of strontium metal from its oxide was studied under the pressure of 1-5 mbar by methalothermic process. SrO with 99 % purity was used in the experiments. Effects of Al powder addition (100, 200, 300 % of stoichiometric ratio) and time were investigated on recovering of metallic strontium. Effects of BaO addition (100 %, 200 %, 300 %) was also investigated. The final residues were examined for their chemical composition. XRD, AAS and Flame Photometer were used for chemical analysis. More than 96 % of strontium metal recovery can be obtained.