Studies on Graphitisation of Blast Furnace Coke by X-ray Diffraction Analysis and Thermal Diffusivity Measurements
2005 (English)In: Steel research, ISSN 0177-4832, Vol. 77, no 11, 763-769 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
High temperature XRD and thermal diffusivity experiments were employed to investigate the degree of graphitisation in blast furnace coke. The experiments were conducted between room temperature and 1473 K. X-ray diffraction studies were carried out in order to monitor the degree of graphitisation in the coke samples from the same campaign. In these cases, the degree of graphitisation was followed by the changes in the vertical dimension. The degree of graphitisation was found to be dependent on temperature. On the other hand, the graphitisation at each temperature was instantaneous, even at as low a temperature as 973 K and no dependency on time could be noticed. The thermal diffusivities of the coke samples taken from deeper level of the experimental blast furnace were measured using the laser-flash technique. The results from these measurements showed that thermal diffusivities increased with the degree of graphitisation, which in turn, can be affected by the level in the blast furnace at which the coke sample was taken. The present results indicate that the degree of graphitisation as followed by X-ray diffraction analysis as well as thermal diffusivities can be used to trace the thermal history of coke. DSC measurements show that the heat capacity of the coke increases with temperature towards the heat capacity of graphite, which could be due to the increasing the graphitisation degree of the coke.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 77, no 11, 763-769 p.
coke, graphitisation, heat capacity, laser flash, thermal diffusivity, XRD
Engineering and Technology
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