Thermodynamics of O, N, and S in liquid Fe equilibrated with CaO-AI2O3-MgO slags

Ryo Inoue, Hideaki Suito

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Nitrogen and S distribution ratios between CaO-Al2O3-MgO slags and liquid Fe were measured at 1873 K as a function of Al (or Mg, Ca) content in metal, using CaO, MgO, and A12O3 crucibles. Based on the results for the solubility product of MgO, the equilibrium constant, K Mg, for the reaction MgO =Mg +O and the first-order interaction parameter, e O Mg (e Mg O ), were estimated to be log K Mg = -7.8 ± 0.2 and e O Mg = -190 ± 60 (e Mg O = -290 ± 90), respectively. The activities of A12O3 at the slag compositions double-saturated with CaO/MgO, MgO/ MgO A12O3, and MgO Al2O3/CaO 2A12O3 components were obtained from the S distribution ratios between slag and metal, coupled with the reported values of sulfide capacities. Nitride capacities were also estimated from the N distribution ratios and the activities of A12O3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-244
Number of pages10
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr

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