Critical Mineral Resources of the United States - Vanadium
This online engineering PDH course provides information on the global distribution, availability, mining, production and the industrial use of the mineral resource, Vanadium, which is considered a critical mineral resource in the United States.
In the past several decades many changes have taken place in the resource sector within the United States. These changes have been exacerbated by the increased use of certain elements critical to manufacturing and high technology. The mineral elements were listed as critical and (or) strategic in one or more of the recent studies based on assessed likelihood of supply interruption and the possible cost of such a disruption to the assessor.
Vanadium is among mineral elements considered to be a critical resource and less than 5% of the amount utilized is mined and processed in the United States. Vanadium is used primarily in the production of steel alloys; as a catalyst for the chemical industry; in the making of ceramics, glasses, and pigments; and in vanadium redox-flow batteries (VRBs) for large-scale storage of electricity. World vanadium resources in 2012 were estimated to be 63 million metric tons, which include about 14 million metric tons of reserves.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to industrial, mining, chemical, and geological engineers that are involved with mining, processing, and industrial use of critical minerals and their chemical constituents.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the uses and applications of Vanadium
- Familiarizing with demand and availability of supply of Vanadium
- Gaining a general overview on identified resources in the United States and in the world and undiscovered resources
- Learning about the exploration of new deposits like Vanadiferous Titanomagnetite Deposits, Sandstone-Hosted Vanadium Deposits, Shale-Hosted Vanadium Deposits
- Understanding geochemistry, mineralogy and deposit types of Vanadium
- Exploring the environmental considerations including sources and fate in the Environment, mine waste characteristics, human health concerns, ecological health concerns and mine closure
Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply”.
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