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Journal of Powder Metallurgy & Mining
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Research Article

Effect of Cell Voltage and Temperature during Electrolytic Reduction of TiO2

Jayashree Mohanty* and R.K. Paramguru

C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bidyanagar, Janla, Bhubaneswar-752054, BIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

*Corresponding Author:
Jayashree Mohanty
C.V. Raman College of Engineering
Bidyanagar, Janla, Bhubaneswar-752054
BIIT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 31, 2012; Accepted Date: January 22, 2013; Published Date: January 29, 2013

Citation: Mohanty J, Paramguru RK (2013) Effect of Cell Voltage and Temperature during Electrolytic Reduction of TiO2. J Powder Metall Min 2:105. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000105

Copyright: © 2013 Mohanty J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The properly dried CaCl2 salt is melted to the required temperature of electrolysis. Electrolysis of TiO2 electrode has been carried out at two different bath temperatures of 900 and 950°C keeping a constant cell voltage of 3 V. Also the electrolysis of TiO2 electrode is carried out at three different cell voltages of 2.8, 3.0 and 3.3 V at a bath temperature of 950°C. The current-time plot is drawn for each experiment. The resulting products after electrolysis are characterized by XRD and SEM. The effects of bath temperature and cell voltage of electrolysis on reduction process as well as on the characteristics of reduced products are studied.