Reduction kinetics of natural ilmenite Ore with carbon monoxide

S. Itoh, A. Kikuchi

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Reduction experiments of three kinds of natural ilmenite ores with carbon monoxide were carried out in the temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K to clarify the kinetics and mechanism in reduction. The reduction rate was analyzed in terms of the mixed-control kinetics by applying the isothermal shrinking unreacted-core model, on the basis of the observation of cross section of partially reduced ilmenite and X-ray diffraction patterns. The resulting data was analyzed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1372
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Mixed-control kinetics
  • Natural ilmenite ore
  • Rate-determining step
  • Reduction kinetics
  • Shrinking unreacted-core model
  • Titanium
  • Upgrading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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