Tantalum Extraction and Its Wide-Ranging Significance


  • S. M. Asadul Karim Azad Department of Pharmacy, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh Author
  • P. Satyanarayana Research scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering at VNRVJIET, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India. Author




Tantalum, Niobium, Extraction, Mineral, Tin


Tantalum is a transition metal with atomic number 73. It has a shiny, silvery-gray appearance and offers a distinctive set of characteristics that give it significant value in a range of applications. Tin is commonly found in association with niobium (Nb) and tantalum (Ta). Cassiterite (SnO2) is the primary tin mineral, typically containing substantial quantities of both niobium (Nb) and tantalum (Ta) compounds. A significant portion of these components are left behind in the slag that is produced at the end of the industrial process, which occurs during the extraction and refining stages of the tin manufacturing process. Those slags are already capable of being considered as a potential and significant source of refractory metals such as tantalum and niobium due to their potential. The mining sector is vital to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), and tantalum is an important component of that industry. The extraordinary element tantalum is discussed in this abstract, along with its extraction, important properties, and many applications.




How to Cite

S. M. Asadul Karim Azad, & P. Satyanarayana. (2023). Tantalum Extraction and Its Wide-Ranging Significance. SciWaveBulletin, 1(4), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.61925/SWB.2023.1402