Electrolytic recovery of titanium and direct deposition of Fe-Ti alloys using novel electrolytes

  • Macfarlane, Douglas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Price, William (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wallace, Gordon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Shaw, Ray (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The use of novel electrolytes based on ionic liquids will be investigated with a view to developing efficient means of titanium (Ti) recovery and purification. The nature of the electrolyte used as well as the electrode substrate and the electrochemical parameters will be optimised with a view to achieving Ti deposits of high purity or Fe-Ti alloys of controlled composition. The effect of these parameters on the morphology of the deposits obtained will be determined. The products obtained here are expected to find application in construction industries and for energy storage.
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$127,500.00
  • Rio Tinto (Australia): A$105,000.00