Interaction parameter of oxygen on iron in molten copper and distribution ratio of iron between NaO0.5-CO2-FeO1.5 slag and molten copper

Hiroyuki Fukuyama, Eisaku Wada, Toshiharu Fujisawa, Chikabumi Yamauchi

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Abstract

For the application of Na2CO3 slag to the elimination of iron from molten copper, the thermodynamic properties of the Cu-O-Fe system and the distribution behavior of iron between NaO0.5-CO2-FeO1.5 slag and molten copper have been investigated at 1523 K. The first order interaction parameter was determined as: εFe O = -141 (1523 K), by the equilibrium distribution experiments between the NaFeO2-saturated slag and molten copper. By a combination of the value obtained above with the activity of FeO1.5 determined as a function of the slag composition reported in the previous paper, the distribution ratios of iron between the slag and molten copper can be estimated over the composition range of 0.5<N<1{N = nNa/(nNa+nFe), n: the number of moles} under the partial pressure of CO2 of 0.01 to approximately 0.08 MPa. The lower CO2 partial pressure and the higher oxygen partial pressure are more preferable for the removal of iron from molten copper. However, due to the strong affinity between oxygen and iron in molten copper, the ratios have a maximum value when oxygen partial pressure is 0.5 Pa. The ratios decrease with decreasing the FeO1.5 content in the NaFeO2-saturated slag. From the dependence of the ratio on the oxygen partial pressure in the homogeneous liquid slag, it was considered that iron exists as a trivalent form in the slag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-181
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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