Kinetics of oxidation of divalent iron to trivalent state in liquid FeO-CaO-SiO2 slags
2010 (English)In: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 41, no 6, 1230-1239 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This work was devoted to the kinetics studies of the oxidation of divalent iron in liquid FeO-CaO-SiO2 slags to the trivalent state. The experiments were carried out using a thermogravimetric technique (TGA) in the temperature range of 1623 K to 1773 K (1350 °C to 1500 °C) in an oxidizing atmosphere. The reaction products after oxidation were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and optical and scanning electron microscopy. The results obtained show that during the first 10 to 15 minutes of oxidation, 70 to 90 pct of the Fe2+ in the slag was oxidized. Kinetic analysis of the TGA results indicates that the oxidation process may consist of three distinct steps, viz an initial incubation period, followed by a chemical-reaction-controlled stage, and later, a diffusion-control stage. Appropriate mathematical relationships were set up for the first two consecutive steps. After combining these equations suitably as the mechanism of oxidation shifts from one form to another, the experimental results for the first two parts could be reproduced. A linear correlation was found between the thermodynamic activity of FeO in the slag and the degree of oxidation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 41, no 6, 1230-1239 p.
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24551DOI: 10.1007/s11663-010-9425-xISI: 000284326900010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650796392OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24551DiVA: diva2:351732
QC 201009162010-09-152010-09-152010-12-22Bibliographically approved