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Fastest oxidizing meterials? that are cheap to deoxidizing?

  1. Apr 2, 2013 #1
    I'm looking for some fast oxidizing materials that are cheap to deoxidize.

    For example: For my experiment I could use aluminum since it oxidizes very fast, but "aluminum oxide" is pretty expensive to turn back to aluminum as far as I know.

    What other material attracts oxygen and (oxidizes fast) BUT yet are pretty cheap/easy to deoxidize? There must me some material out there that we have found a cheap deoxidizing process for.

    Thanks for your help guys.
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  3. Apr 3, 2013 #2


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    Define cheap and easy.
  4. Apr 3, 2013 #3
    Well say to turn 1LB of the material back to NON oxidized state for less then $1 per 1LB. If it cost more then its just as expensive as using aluminum
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