Analysis of a Novel, Sustainable Magnesium Production Process

Authors: Madison Rutherford; Gabriel Espinosa; Lucien Wallace

Advisor: Adam Powell

Category: Undergraduate

As the lightest structural metal available, magnesium can be used in a variety of applications ranging from fuel-efficient vehicles to negative-emission fuel cells. Current challenges such as costly and environmentally damaging production processes have prevented its widespread use. In order to address this, a novel magnesium production process using Molten Salt Electrolysis (MSE) and Gravity-Driven Multi-Effect-Thermal System (G-METS) Distillation has been proposed. Our team ran high-temperature electrolysis experiments and developed a Techno-Economic Analysis, Life Cycle Analysis, and industrial-scale models to determine the feasibility, efficiency, and environmental impact of this process.

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