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Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
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Titanium solar metallurgy – Earth and Space
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics,
Dúbravská cesta 9,
2 IVMA STU, Pionierska 15, 831 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
3 Institute of Production Technologies, Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Slovak University of Technology, J. Bottu 25, 917 24 Trnava, Slovakia
4 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Mechanical Engineering Department, 31261 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
5 PSA – Plataforma Solar de Almería, CIEMAT, Apartado 22, Ctra de Senes Km 4, 04200 Tabernas (Almería), Spain
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Experimental results for solar metallurgy, solar powder metallurgy of titanium, solar surface treatment of titanium and titanium welding are briefly reviewed. Most of them were performed at Plataforma Solar de Almeria Spain using solar furnaces SF5 and SF40 in gas/vacuum furnace. Generally, it was observed that the time to achieve required sample temperature is very short when concentrated solar power used. Thanks to use of renewable solar energy these technologies starts to be attractive for industrial production of titanium in Earth solar belt. It can be expected that the obtained results and approaches are similar also in Space. According to the obtained knowledge, the possible solutions/necessary changes for solar furnaces on Moon, Mars and in main asteroids belt are discussed.
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