Vanadium Unveiled: Exploring Jordanian Rock Phosphate and the Crucial Role of Vanadium Technologies in Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future

  • 1 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan,


Vanadium, a vital element for the advancement of clean energy technologies, holds the potential to revolutionize the energy landscape. This study investigates the distribution of vanadium within Jordan huge rock phosphate deposits, exploring its implications for sustainable energy transitions. Utilizing advanced analytical techniques, including X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, were scrutinized the intricate geochemical characteristics of these deposits. The concentrations of Vanadium in different samples of Jordanian rock phosphate, encompassing Al-bied, Al-Hasa, and Eshidiya (A1, A2, A3, S1, and S2), as well as phosphoric acid, were analyzed. The Vanadium concentrations observed were 181 mgkg−1, 204 mgkg−1, 107 mgkg−1, 117 mgkg−1, 55 mgkg−1, 237 mgkg−1, and 291 mgkg−1, and 135 mgkg−1, respectively. The findings unveil promising concentrations of vanadium within Jordanian rock phosphate, positioning the country as a potential key player in the global supply chain of this critical metal. By elucidating the abundance and distribution of vanadium in Jordan rock phosphate, this research not only contributes to the understanding of vanadium fate and distribution but also underscores the imperative of sustainable resource utilization in advancing towards a cleaner and more resilient energy future.



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