Vanadium Round Bar
Vanadium is a chemical element with symbol V and atomic number 23. It is hard, silvery grey, ductile and malleable transition metal. The elemental metal is rarely found in nature, but the formation of an oxide layer stabilizes the free metal against further oxidation.
Health Effects Of Vanadium
- Damage to the nervous system
- Skin rashes
- Nose bleeds and throat pains
- Sickness and headaches
- Bleeding of livers and kidney
- Behavioural changes
Preparation Of Vanadium
There is no demand for pure vanadium. Even in small scale the operation is attended with great difficulty, owing at high temperature necessary for the reduction of vanadium compounds and the tendency for re-oxidation to take place.
- Vanadium is tough so it is used as armour plate, axles, tools, rods and crankshafts.
- It is used in nuclear reactors because vanadium’s low neutron-absorbing properties.
- It is used for ceramic and glass, as a catalyst and in producing superconducting magnets.
- It is used in titanium alloys using is combination with the metal aluminium.
- Most vanadium produced is used as ferrovanadium.
- It is used in nuclear reactors because vanadium has low neutron-absorption abilities.
- It is used in catalyst and making ceramics.