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Ilhan Göknel

Freelance consultant

Mining Engineer MSc. working since 1981 experienced in mine development and beneficiation in industrial minerals and metallic mines. Since the beginning of my professional life worked at different subjects such as
- Mine projects,
- Production planning,
- Sales,
- R&D,
- Budget and budget control,
- Feasibility studies and finally
- Project manager of the first primary Mg plant in Turkey at 2010 and later plant director until 2017. Since than continue as freelance consultant.

Articles of the author

This article describes three magnesium extraction methods: the Horizontal Pidgeon Process, the Vertical Pidgeon Process, and aluminothermic reduction.
Primary Magnesium Production

How is Magnesium Extracted?

Magnesium metal is used in a diverse range of markets and applications exploiting the unique physical and mechanical properties of the element and its alloys. The use of magnesium increases annually as the lightweight properties are used to reduce weight, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce greenhouse emissions. But how is magnesium extracted?

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