Effect of MgO on formation and crystallization behaviors of calcium ferrite during heating and cooling processes

Nan Yang, Xing Min Guo, Noritaka Saito, Kunihiko Nakashima, Jie Ting Zhao

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Abstract

MgO is one of essential component in blast furnace slag for improving the fluidity and desulfurization. Generally it is added via sintering process. It has been also proved in practice that the addition of MgO affects the quality of sinter significantly. However, the effect of MgO on formation and crystallization behaviors of calcium ferrite in sintering had been scarcely discussed. In this work, the crystalline products in CaO-Fe2O3 system with different content of MgO were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). In order to follow the reactions during heating and cooling, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was also conducted. It was found that addition of MgO restrained the formation of CaFe2O4 leading to the decrease in content of original melt during sintering process. The contents of Ca2Fe2O5 and solid solution of magnetite (magnetite s.s) were increased and the crystallization of Ca2Fe2O5 was also promoted with increasing MgO. Compared with forming Ca2Fe2O5, addition of MgO facilitated to form magnetite s.s. Content of initial liquid phase was decreased with increasing MgO, whereas new liquid phase was generated at 1 609 K when the content of MgO exceeded 7 mass%, due to the reaction between Ca2Fe2O5 and magnetite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1406-1412
Number of pages7
Journalisij international
Volume58
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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