Distribution of metal droplets in top slags during ladle treatment
2008 (English)In: Ironmaking & steelmaking, ISSN 0301-9233, Vol. 35, no 8, 575-588 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The investigation focused on the mixing of the metal and slag phases during ladle refining from the point of tapping the EAF to casting. Steel droplet distributions were determined for slag samples taken at different stages in the ladle refining process at two different steel plants in Sweden. The droplet distributions were determined using light optical microscopy and classification according to the standard SS111116. Sample analysis results showed the slag samples taken before vacuum degassing to contain the greatest concentration of steel droplets. The total interfacial area between the steel droplets and slag was determined to be 3-14 times larger than the projected flat interfacial area between the steel and slag. The effects of slag viscosity and reactions between steel and slag on metal droplet formation in slag were also considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 35, no 8, 575-588 p.
Metal droplets, Slag, Ladle, Refining, Distribution
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33169DOI: 10.1179/174328108X318914ISI: 000261735800003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-55849142233OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33169DiVA: diva2:413973
QC 201105022011-05-022011-04-292016-05-18Bibliographically approved