Viscosity measurements on some fayalite slags
2001 (English)In: ISIJ International, ISSN 0915-1559, Vol. 41, no 7, 722-727 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the present study, viscosity measurements on Fe-O-Si slags have been carried out using rotating cylinder method. The slag samples for viscosity measurement were prepared by pre-melting appropriate stoichiometric amounts of Fe, Fe2O3 and SiO2 in an iron crucible under argon atmosphere, which ensured that Fe ions in the slag were predominantly in the valence state of +2. The viscosities of the pre-melted slag samples were measured in iron as well as nickel crucibles under argon atmosphere at different temperatures. The measured viscosity values obtained in the two kinds of crucibles were found to be in good agreement, indicating thereby that nickel crucibles can be successfully used for viscosity measurements. In order to investigate the effect of oxidation of Fe2+ to Fe3+, the binary FenO-SiO2 slag was kept in a nickel crucible under oxidising conditions using a CO/CO2 atmosphere and viscosity measurements were carried out dynamically as a function of time at 1 623 and 1 673 K. With time, Fe3+ concentration in the slag increased and hence the viscosity changed progressively. The rate controlling step for the oxidation reaction was considered to be the mass transfer of CO, in the gas stream to the slag-gas interface. A simple kinetic analysis was used to predict the concentration of Fe3+ in the slag with time, The measured viscosity with time indicated that the viscosity remains almost the same during initial period of oxidation. The viscosity raises sharply when the Fe3+ concentration in the slag, calculated as Fe2O3 reached around 7 mass%.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 41, no 7, 722-727 p.
slag, fayalite, viscosity, dynamic measurement
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