Effect of liquid phase in flux on hot metal desulfurization by mechanical stirring process

Tsuyoshi Yamazaki, Shin Ya Kitamura, Tooru Matsumiya

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Synopsis: A study has been made on the desulfurization by the use of CaO-CaF 2 flux and CaO-Na 2 CO 3 flux with mechanical stirring. The followings were found: 1) The desulfurization rate was correlated with the mixing ratios of CaF 2 and Na 2 CO 3 in the fluxes and had local maximum. 2) Although aggregation of flux was observed in the case of the high mixing ratio of CaF 2 , the reaction area seemed to be constant throughout the reaction. This is because aggregation was almost completed at the very beginning of the experimental time. 3) It is possible to estimate the rate of desulfurization by using effective liquid phase ratio, in which the liquid phase used as cross-linking agent is excluded from the total liquid phase ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggregation
  • Desulfurization
  • Mechanical stirring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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