Zirconium is a type of metal which was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth from Germany in 1789. The origin of the name comes from the Arabic word zargun meaning gold colour.

It is grey-white, lustrous, corrosion-resistant metal.

Zirconium is found in many minerals such as zircon and baddeleyite. It is used in alloys such as zircaloy used in nuclear applications since it does not readily absorb neutrons. Moreover, baddeleyite is used in lab crucibles. Used in high-performance pumps and valves. Clear zircon (ZrSiO4) is a popular gemstone.

With symbol, Zr. It occurs widely, but only in combined form, especially in the minerals zircon, (ZrSiO4), and baddeleyite, (ZrO2). Its uses include resisting corrosion, as a structural material in nuclear reactors, as an alloying agent, deoxidizer, bonding agent, refractory material, and in low-temperature superconductive magnets.

See also:
"Zirconium" is in the HS Code "2615.10"
  - - Zirconium ores and concentrates

"Zirconium" is in the UNSPSC Code "12141751"
  Zirconium Zr

Ref: 120897/2006-09-19

Zirconium refers to a grayish-white lustrous metallic element. Symbol, Zr. Occurs widely, but only in combined form, esp. in the minerals zircon, (ZrSiO4), and baddeleyite, (ZrO2). Uses include resisting corrosion, as a structural material in nuclear reactors, as an alloying agent, deoxidizer, bonding agent, refractory material, and in low-temperature superconductive magnets.

-see also:
"Zirconium" is in the HS Code "2615"
  Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium Or Zirconium Ores And Concentrates

"Zirconium" is in the UNSPSC Code "11101623"
  Zirconium ores

Ref: 86280/2006-09-13


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