Vanadium pentoxide, the major industrial vanadium compound is used as a catalyst for the production of sulfuric acid.
Some salts of vanadium have moderate toxicity and are hence used by some life forms as an active center of enzymes.
The World Map of Vanadium Producers shows a list of the major countries that produce vast quantities of vanadium. As the data in the map shows, China leads the world in the production of vanadium producing over 23,000 metric tonnes of the mineral annually.
South Africa is the second-largest vanadium producer with an annual production of 18,000 metric tonnes. The third place is occupied by Russia; the country produces an approximate 14,000 metric tonnes of vanadium every year.
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Last updated on December 20, 2012
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