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  • 1.
    Basu, Somnath
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Studies on dephosphorisation during steelmaking2007Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    This work is aimed at understanding the thermodynamic principles influencing the phosphorus partition between slag and steel during steelmaking, particularly during refining of high-phosphorus hot metal using the basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS) process. Mapping of the slag path has been carried out using a mass balance model based on input conditions and off-gas analysis, which has been validated by intermediate measurements of slag and metal composition in an industrial basic oxygen furnace (BOF). The slag composition is found to vary over a wide range of basicity (%CaO/%SiO2) and iron oxide content. The partition of phosphorus increases with progress of refining but reduces during the intermediate period, corresponding to a decrease in iron oxide concentration and formation of “dry slag”. The phosphorus partition ratio increases again towards the end of the process. The equilibrium partition ratios for such conditions have been theoretically estimated using slag “model(s)”, based on the estimated slag compositions. It is seen that the partition ratio of phosphorus remains within 45% – 60% of the equilibrium value, showing a gradual decrease with progress of the refining process.

    Equilibrium phosphorus partition ratios for slags containing low concentrations of MnO and Al2O3 have been experimentally determined, over the ranges of basicity and iron oxide concentration approximately corresponding to that observed in the typical BOS process. It is seen that the equilibrium phosphorus partition ratio is practically independent of basicity greater than 2.5 – 2.6, over the entire range of temperature and FeOx concentration studied. Variation of the activity of P2O5 with basicity and FeOx concentration has been investigated to explain the trends observed in the variation of phosphorus partition ratio. It is seen that the activity coefficient of P2O5 is lowest, and hence most conducive for removal of phosphorus from steel, over certain finite ranges of basicity and iron oxide concentration. It follows that the efficiency of dephosphorisation is likely to be maximum if the basic oxygen steelmaking process is operated within these ranges. Simultaneous with this work, mathematical correlations have been developed for estimation of P2O5 activity coefficient and phosphorus partition ratio as functions of slag composition. The correlations are compared with those proposed by earlier workers and are found to result in better predictions over certain composition ranges.

  • 2.
    Basu, Somnath
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Lahiri, Ashok Kumar
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Process Science.
    A model for activity coefficient of P2O5 in BOF slag and phosphorus distribution between liquid steel and slag2007In: ISIJ International, ISSN 0915-1559, E-ISSN 1347-5460, Vol. 47, no 8, p. 1236-1238Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Basu, Somnath
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Lahiri, Ashok Kumar
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Distribution of phosphorus and oxygen between liquid steel and basic oxygen steelmaking slag2009In: Revue de métallurgie (Imprimé), ISSN 0035-1563, E-ISSN 1156-3141, Vol. 106, no 1, p. 21-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The efficiency of dephosphorisation is governed by the thermodynamic behaviour of phosphorus and oxygen in molten metal, and P2O5 and FeO in slag. The equilibrium distribution of phosphorus and oxygen, for a wide range of chemical compositions simulating the evolution of slag composition during a typical BOF blow, has been experimentally determined. A mathematical model for estimation of the activity coefficients, as a function of the chemical composition, was also attempted.

  • 4.
    Basu, Somnath
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Lahiri, Ashok Kumar
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Process Science.
    Phosphorus partition between liquid steel and CaO-SiO2-FeOx-P2O5-MgO slag containing 15-25 %FeO2007In: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 623-630Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    CaO-SiO2-FeO2-P2O5-MgO bearing slags are typically used in the basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS) process. The partition ratio of phosphorus between slag and steel is an index of the phosphorus holding capacity of the slag, which determines the phosphorus content achievable in the finished steel. The influence of factors such as FeO content and basicity on the phosphorus partition ratio was investigated at two different temperatures. The partition ratio initially increased with basicity but remained constant beyond a basicity of 2.5 to 2.6. An increase in the FeO content up to 18 to 20 mass pct was beneficial for the phosphorus partition at a basicity level of 2 to 3, but a higher concentration of FeO resulted in a decrease in the phosphorus partition ratio; the FeO concentration corresponding to this transition varied with basicity and temperature. At even lower basicities, however, the equilibrium phosphorus partition showed either no change, or a marginally decreasing trend, with an increase in the FeO content.

  • 5.
    Basu, Somnath
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Lahiri, Ashok Kumar
    KTH.
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Process Science.
    Phosphorus partition between liquid steel and CaO-SiO2-P2O5-MgO slag containing low FeO2007In: Metallurgical and materials transactions. B, process metallurgy and materials processing science, ISSN 1073-5615, E-ISSN 1543-1916, Vol. 38, no 3, p. 357-366Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    CaO-SiO2-FeOx-P2O5-MgO bearing slags are typical in the basic oxygen steelmaking (BOS) process. The partition ratio of phosphorus between slag and steel is an index of the phosphorus holding capacity of the slag, which determines the phosphorus content achievable in the finished steel. The influences of FeO concentration and basicity on the equilibrium phosphorus partition ratios were experimentally determined at temperatures of 1873 and 1923 K, for conditions of MgO saturation. The partition ratio initially increased with basicity but attained a constant value beyond basicity of 2.5. An increase in FeO concentration up to approximately 13 to 14 mass pet was beneficial for phosphorus partition.

  • 6.
    Basu, Somnath
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Lahiri, Ashok Kumar
    KTH.
    Seetharaman, Seshadri
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Process Science.
    Halder, Jayanta
    Change in phosphorus partition during blowing in a commercial BOF2007In: ISIJ International, ISSN 0915-1559, E-ISSN 1347-5460, Vol. 47, no 5, p. 766-768Article in journal (Refereed)
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