Impurities in Magnesium and Magnesium Based Alloys and their Removal

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Harsharn Singh Tathgar1,
  2. Per Bakke1,2 and
  3. Thorvald Abel Engh1

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch119

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Tathgar, H. S., Bakke, P. and Engh, T. A. (2006) Impurities in Magnesium and Magnesium Based Alloys and their Removal, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch119

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

  2. 2

    Norsk Hydro Research Centre, N-3907, Porsgrunn, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • impurities in magnesium;
  • removal of impurities

Summary

In this paper impurities (dissolved elements and inclusions) in magnesium and magnesium-based alloys are reviewed; their origin, their effects on properties, and their removal. Principles for removal of inclusions and dissolved elements by means of flux and without flux are highlighted. Technologies used in the magnesium industry today, including gas purging and refining by salt, illustrate the principles.