uses of magnesium

Magnesium is a silvery white light alkaline earth metal that is chemically active and can react with acid to form hydrogen, which has certain ductility and heat dissipation. Magnesium is widely distributed in nature and is one of the essential elements of the human body.


The Main Uses of Magnesium
  • Magnesium metal plays an important role in our daily lives. Magnesium is mainly used in magnesium alloy production, steel making desulfurization, rare earth alloys, metal reduction, corrosion protection and other field. Therefore, magnesium steel is widely used in desulfurization by many steel factories. The desulfurization effect of using magnesium particles is better than that of calcium carbide. Magnesium sacrificial anode is an effective method to prevent metal corrosion. Magnesium sacrificial anode is widely used in petroleum pipelines, natural gas, gas pipelines and storage tanks, smelting plants, gas station corrosion protection, water heaters, heater ex-changers as well as evaporators and boiler equipment.

  • Magnesium alloys are also used in other small areas of our lives such as motorcycles and bicycles. Bicycles are a new application for magnesium alloys. And magnesium metal is used primarily as bicycle frames. The advantage of magnesium alloy is that it is not only light, fast and comfortable, but also has a mouth to make the pipe diameter smaller, pipe wall thinner and the frame stronger. The folding bicycle frame with making of magnesium alloy only has a mass of 1.4kg. One of the representative equipment of the rehabilitation facility is a wheelchair. And the commercial available wheelchair can be divided into standard type and lightweight type according to the quality. The materials are steel pipes, aluminum pipes and titanium pipes.

  • Besides, magnesium is an important material in the aerospace industry. Magnesium alloys are used in the manufacture of aircraft fuselages, engine parts etc. Magnesium is also used in manufacturing photographic and optical instruments; Magnesium and magnesium alloys are also widely used in non-structural applications. Magnesium is a strong reduction and also used in the production of titanium, zirconium, hafnium, uranium and thorium.

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