Distribution of Nb, P, Mn between liquid iron and MgO-saturated Fet-O-SiO2 -NbOx-MnO slags

Ryo Inoue, Zhang Xian Peng, Li Hong, Hideaki Suito

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Experiments have been conducted to study the niobium, phosphorus, and manganese distribution between MgO-saturated FetO-MnO-SiO2-NbOx slags and liquid iron at 1600°C. It is shown that the niobium distribution ratio increases with the iron oxide content in the slag, while the phosphorus and manganese distribution ratios remain almost constant. The thermodynamic criteria governing the selective oxidation of niobium, phosphorus and managanese in the process of extraction of niobium from hot metal are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1765-1769
Number of pages5
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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