Molybdenum Oxide


  • Mo : 57% min ( Chemical & Foundry Grade)

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Technical Molybdenum Oxide is also known in the market as roasted molybdenum concentrate. This Mo contains intermediary product that is roasted in the production process at air temperatures of Molybdenum Disulphide (MoS2) concentrate. The molybdenum disulphide content is 85-92%, while S ab. is 35-37%. The composition of roasted Mo concentrate comprises less than 0.1% S and minimum ab. 57% molybdenum. Our of 100% Global Technical Mo Oxide produced globally, 30 to 40% is processed into Ferromolybdenum. Similarly, around 25-30% ab. Is processed into different chemical products, such as Molybdic Oxides and Molybdates.

Major part of Technical Molybdenum Oxide is applied in direct alloying of steel with Molybdenum in EAF as well as Converter type furnaces (to get up to 3% Mo content in EAF furnaces and up to 1% in Converter-type furnaces). It is preferred over Ferromolybdenum for its lower cost and faster dissolution rate.

Molybdenum (Mo) is a recalcitrant metallic component utilized basically as an alloying operator in steel, cast iron, and superalloys to improve hardenability, quality, strength, and wear and erosion obstruction. To accomplish wanted metallurgical properties, molybdenum, fundamentally as molybdic oxide or ferromolybdenum, is much of the time utilized in blend with or added to chromium, manganese, niobium, nickel, tungsten, or other composite metals. The adaptability of molybdenum in improving an assortment of compound properties has guaranteed it a noteworthy job in contemporary modern innovation, which progressively requires materials that are workable under high pressure, extended temperature ranges, and exceptionally destructive situations. Also, molybdenum finds critical use as an obstinate metal in various concoction applications, including impetuses, ointments, and shades. Maybe a couple of molybdenum's uses have worthy substitutes.

About 25% of the roasted molybdenite concentrate produced worldwide is processed into a number of chemical products. Upgrading is performed by sublimation to produce pure molybdic oxide (MoO3) by wet chemical processes to produce a wide range of pure molybdenum chemicals (mainly molybdic oxides and molybdates).

The latter involves dissolution of the roasted concentrate in an alkaline medium (ammonium or sodium hydroxide), followed by removal of impurities by precipitation and filtration and/or solvent extraction. The resulting ammonium molybdate solution is then converted to any one of a number of molybdate products by crystallisation or acid precipitation. These can be further processed by calcination to pure molybdenum trioxide.