Improvement of Resistance of MgO-Based Refractory to Slag Penetration by In Situ Spinel Formation
2015 (English)In: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 46, no 2, 749-757 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
MgO-in situ spinel substrate was prepared at 1773 K (1500 degrees C) using colloidal alumina suspension and coarse MgO as raw materials. While the addition of 10 mass pct colloidal alumina had limited effect, addition of 20 mass pct colloidal alumina into the MgO matrix improved greatly the resistance of the substrate against the slag penetration at 1873 K (1600 degrees C). The improvement was found to be mainly related to the formation of solid phases, CaO center dot Al2O3 and CaO center dot MgO center dot Al2O3 at the grain boundaries due to slag-spinel reaction. Putting the reacted substrate into contact again with new slag revealed no appreciable new slag penetration. The results showed a potential solution to improve the resistance of MgO-based refractory to slag penetration and to improve steel cleanness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 46, no 2, 749-757 p.
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165207DOI: 10.1007/s11663-014-0277-7ISI: 000351860300025ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84920771306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165207DiVA: diva2:810419
QC 201505072015-05-072015-04-242015-05-07Bibliographically approved