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topic 59106

How to remove tungsten from ceramic and aluminum



December 28, 2012

Q. What chemistry would be used for the removal of tungsten from aluminum and ceramic?

Nick Mullen
- Austin, Texas, US


December 30, 2012

A. Hi Nick. Things will probably go quicker and better if you can tell us your situation rather than casting your question in the abstract.

You can probably dissolve both the aluminum and ceramic in a caustic solution. You may be able to centrifuge out the heavy tungsten. Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
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