Effect of CO gas concentration on reduction rate of major mineral phase in sintered iron ore

Daisuke Noguchi, Ko Ichiro Ohno, Takayuki Maeda, Kouki Nishioka, Masakata Shimizu

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As a fundamental study for clarifying the reduction phenomena of sintered iron ore in a blast furnace, iron oxide (H) and quaternary calcium ferrite (Cf) were prepared and its kinetic behavior at the final stage of reduction with CO-CO2 gas mixture was studied. Reduction rate increased with increasing reduction temperature. Besides, it inc reased with increasing partial pressure of CO gas. Influence of gas composition on reduction rate is much larger than reduction temperature. From comparisons of weight loss curves of H samples with that of Cf samples, reduction rate of H samples were fast er than that of Cf samples in the same conditions. Reduction reaction of H and Cf samples proceeded topochemically at higher temperature (1100°C), and proceeded non-topochemically at lower temperature (<1000° C). Besides, the reduction reaction of sam ples used CO rich gas proceeded topochemically. Structure of iron layer in H samples were different for temperature and gas composition. On the other hand, structure of iron layer in Cf samples were almost the same in all conditions. Reduction data were a nalyzed by one interface unreacted core model, chemical reaction rate content kc and effective diffusion coefficient in product layer De were determined. The values of kc had Arrhenius-type temperature dependence, and were approximately same tendency except for Cf samples in near equilibriums gas compositions. The values of De obtained from Cf samples were approximately constant in all conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-553
Number of pages6
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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