Dr. Jiaxin Wang - The geochemical behavior of scandium in hydrothermal fluids

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Dr. Jiaxin Wang, McGill

Vendredi 23 septembre 2022 à 11h00 - Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

Gill Room, FDA 232, 3450 rue Université, Université McGill

Résumé / abstract:

Scandium (Sc) is a rare earth element (REE) that, because of a combination of low density and high melting point, is used to produce the light high tensile strength aluminum alloys that are required by the automotive and aerospace industries to help address the issue of global warming. Currently, 90% of global Sc production is from the Bayan Obo REE deposit (the largest REE deposit in the world), where the minerals hosting it are of hydrothermal origin. This raises the question of how Sc is transported in hydrothermal fluids to form economic deposits. This presentation will show the results of experiments designed to determine the geochemical behavior of Sc in hydrothermal fluids to understand the conditions and processes concentrating it to economically exploitable levels.

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The geochemical behavior of scandium in hydrothermal fluids

Ajouter au calendrier 2022-09-23 11:00:00 2022-09-25 22:25:08 Dr. Jiaxin Wang - The geochemical behavior of scandium in hydrothermal fluids Scandium (Sc) is a rare earth element (REE) that, because of a combination of low density and high melting point, is used to produce the light high tensile strength aluminum alloys that are required by the automotive and aerospace industries to help address the issue of global warming. Currently, 90% of global Sc production is from the Bayan Obo REE deposit (the largest REE deposit in the world), where the minerals hosting it are of hydrothermal origin. This raises the question of how Sc is transported in hydrothermal fluids to form economic deposits. This presentation will show the results of experiments designed to determine the geochemical behavior of Sc in hydrothermal fluids to understand the conditions and processes concentrating it to economically exploitable levels. Gill Room, FDA 232, 3450 rue Université, Université McGill Geotop admin@example.com America/New_York public