Titanium

1791-1910

Titanium

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Creed, Berlin, Stockholm, TroyWilliam Gregor, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Matthew Hunter elements

Titanium

Atomic number 22

Places


The Hunter process for producing titanium is inefficient non-scalable, so production of titanium was confined to the laboratory until William Justin Kroll, in 1940, invented a more complex but scalable process.

For each element, I have tried to establish a place or region where the discovery was made, or, for the prehistorical elements, where earliest evidence of the element has been found. For me, the place is like the terroir of a good wine. But it is sad to see how those early origins have been lost.

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