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Structure and alkali content of coke in an experimental blast furnace and their gasification reaction
School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Division of Metallurgy, Royal Institute of Technology.
School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales.
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2004 (English)In: Iron & Steel Technology Conference proceedings: Nashville, Tennessee, September 15 - 17, 2004 / [ed] Ronald E. Ashburn; Margaret A. Baker, Warrendale, Pa: Iron and Steel Society , 2004, 491-500 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Coke samples excavated from LKAB's Experimental Blast Furnace (EBF) at MEFOS in Lulea, Sweden were used to observe the influence of in-furnace reactions on the changes in chemical structure of cokes and their influence on kinetics of CO2 reactivity. In addition to growth of carbon crystallite of coke, alkali concentration particularly potassium and sodium were found to increase as coke descended towards lower part of the EBF. The increase in carbon structure could be linearly related to measured temperature profiles of EBF. Isothermal and non-isothermal TGA measurements are shown to indicate that CO2 reactivity of coke becomes progressively faster as it moves towards lower part of blast furnace. The study suggests that alkali enrichment of cokes in an operating blast furnace could have a strong catalytic effect on the CO2 reactivity. Further research is expected to clarify the mechanisms of influence of coke minerals on reactivity and their implications in a blast furnace.

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Warrendale, Pa: Iron and Steel Society , 2004. 491-500 p.
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Process Metallurgy
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-33131Local ID: 7eba3b70-ec29-11db-88eb-000ea68e967bISBN: 1886362750OAI: diva2:1006367
AISTech 2004 : 15/09/2004 - 17/09/2004
Godkänd; 2004; 20061109 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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