A Review on Titanium Carbide Synthesising MethodsAuthor(s): Sangita Mohapatra*, A K Chaubey
Titanium carbide is the most common and widely used transition metal carbide. TiC, is an extremely hard refractory ceramic material, similar to tungsten carbide. Present article discuss about various synthesizing methods of TiC powder. However, the most widely used process for commercial production of TiC is carbothermal reduction of TiO2. The article focuses on carbo-thermal reduction of ilmenite (Fe2TiO3) for the synthesis of TiC as a low-cost industrial method. The importance of ilmenite to be used as a raw material for TiC synthesis has been discussed. Thermochemistry of carbothermal reduction of ilmenite has been briefly described.