Preliminary investigation of influence of temperature on decarburisation using fundamental AOD model
2013 (English)In: Ironmaking & steelmaking, ISSN 0301-9233, Vol. 40, no 7, 551-558 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A high temperature thermodynamics model was earlier coupled with a fundamental mathematical model describing the fluid flow in an argon–oxygen decarburisation (AOD) converter and was initially validated for an idealised temperature description. More specifically, a linear average temperature relation was used such that the temperature would be isolated from other effects such as reactions and mixing. Thereafter, the effect of the starting temperature on the decarburisation was studied. The purpose is to provide some initial knowledge about how temperature affects the decarburisation in an AOD converter. The results suggest that the thermodynamic limit for carbon concentration after reaching the carbon removal efficiency (CRE) maxima is vertically translated downwards at higher temperatures. Furthermore, when plotting the mass ratio between CO and CO2, there is an indication of a point that may relate to a CRE maximum.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 40, no 7, 551-558 p.
AOD, Decarburisation, Fluid flow, Modelling, Temperature
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118655DOI: 10.1179/1743281212Y.0000000082ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883688995OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118655DiVA: diva2:607117
QC 201302222013-02-212013-02-212013-10-28Bibliographically approved