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Sulfide capacity of high alumina blast furnace slags
Research and Development, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
2006 (English)In: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 37, no 6, 941-947 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sulfide capacities of high alumina blast furnace slags were experimentally determined using the gas-slag equilibration technique. Two different slag systems were considered for the current study, namely, CaO-SiO2-MgO-Al2O3 quaternary and CaO-SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-TiO2 quinary system. The liquid slag was equilibrated with the Ar-CO-CO2-SO2 gas mixture. Experiments were conducted in the temperature range of 1773 to 1873 K. The effects of temperature, basicity, and the MgO and TiO2 contents of slags on sulfide capacity were studied. As expected, sulfide capacity was found to increase with the increase in temperature and basicity. At the higher experimental temperature, titania decreases the sulfide capacity of slag. However, at the lower temperature, there was no significant effect of titania on the sulfide capacity of slag. Sulfide capacity increases with the increase in MgO content of slag if the MgO content is more than 5 pct.

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2006. Vol. 37, no 6, 941-947 p.
Keyword [en]
Alkalinity; Alumina; Blast furnaces; Sulfide minerals; Thermal effects; Titanium dioxide; Gas-slag equilibration technique; Liquid slags; MgO; TiO2; Slags
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Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7319DOI: 10.1007/BF02735016ISI: 000242967000012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33846250338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7319DiVA: diva2:12292
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QC 20100818Available from: 2007-06-08 Created: 2007-06-08 Last updated: 2010-08-18Bibliographically approved
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1. Studies on High Alumina Blast Furnace Slags
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Abstract [en]

In the present work, viscosities and sulphide capacities of high alumina blast furnace slags were investigated. The systems investigated were four component CaO-SiO2-MgO-Al2O3 quaternary system, CaO-SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-TiO2 and CaO-SiO2-MgO-Al2O3-CaF2 quinary systems.

Viscosities of high alumina blast furnace slags were experimentally determined by the rotating cylinder method using Brookfield digital viscometer model LVDV-II+ pro. Experiments were conducted in the temperature range of 1573- 1873 K. The effects of temperature, basicity, TiO2, CaF2 and silica activity of slags on viscosity were studied. Viscosity decreases with basicity for high alumina blast furnace slags with increase in basicity and CaF2. At higher basicity (~0.8), slag viscosity decreases even with small amount of TiO2 (~2%) addition in the slag. With increase in silica activity in the range of 0.1 to 0.4,viscosity of slag increases and the increase is steeper below liquidus temperature.

Sulphide capacity of the slag was measured using gas-slag equlibria. The liquid slag was equilibrated with Ar-CO-CO2-SO2 gas mixture. The slag systems studied were the same as in the case of viscosity measurements. Experiments were conducted in the temperature range of 1773 to 1873 K. Effect of temperature, basicity, MgO,TiO2 and CaF2 contents of slags on sulphide capacity were studied. As expected, sulphide capacity was found to increase with increase in temperature and basicity. At higher experimental temperature (~ 1873 K) TiO2 was found to decrease the sulphide capacity of slags. But, at lower temperature, there was no significant effect of TiO2 on the sulphide capacity. Sulphide capacity increases with increase in MgO content of slag if MgO content is more than 5%.

Based on above experimental data, models were developed for estimation of viscosity and sulphide capacity of blast furnace slags. These models were later on applied for designing the slags for achieving the optimum slag characteristics so that slag volume can be reduced. With the help of these models slag volume was reduced to the extent of 5-10 kg per ton hot metal and also silicon content of the hot metal was reduced by around 10% with some improvement in slag viscosity and sulphide capacity of the slag.

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Stockholm: KTH, 2007. 43 p.
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KTH/MSE, 2007:38
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Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4431 (URN)978-91-7178-710-1 (ISBN)
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2007-06-15, Sal B1, KTH, Brinellvägen 23, Stockholm, 10:00
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