What is Vanadium?

The Geological Survey of India has found promising concentrations of Vanadium in the Tamang and Depo areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

What are the new explorations of Vanadium in India?

According to Geological Survey of India, the Vanadium mineralisation is geologically similar to the “Stone Coal” Vanadium deposits of China. The GSI has discovered about seven metre thick carbonaceous phyllite for a length of more than six kilo metres in Depo area. Vanadium was also found in Subansiri district for a length of 15.5 km and thickness of 7 metres.

What is Vanadium?

Vanadium is a by-product obtained from the processing of Vanadiferous magnetite ores. In its pure form, Vanadium is soft, ductile and grey in colour.

How much Vanadium reserves does India hold?

According to Indian Bureau of Mines, the total estimated reserves of Vanadium in India is around 24.63 million tonnes. Of this, the estimated Vanadium Pentoxide is 64,594 tonnes.

What is the Vanadium consumption of India?

India consumes 3,360 metric tonnes of vanadium annually. This is 4% of Vanadium consumed by the world. Globally, 84,000 tonnes of Vanadium is consumed annually.

What is the Vanadium production and consumption in China?

China consumes 44% of world Vanadium production. And China produces 57% of the world Vanadium.

What are the characteristics of Vanadium?

Vanadium alloys are durable in extreme environments. They are corrosion resistant. They improve tensile strength of steel and reinforce steel bars used for tunnels, buildings and bridges. Their atomic number is 23.

What are the major applications of Vanadium?

  • The Vanadium Pentoxide is used as a catalyst in the production of Sulphuric acid.
  • 85% of the Vanadium produced in the world are used as steel additive. Vanadium steel is used in gears, bicycle frames, axles and other critical components.
  • Vanadium Dioxide is used in production of glass coatings that blocks infrared radiation.


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