Preparation for high activity degree lime and effect on desulfurization of hot metal pretreatment

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Lime was made by the calcination of limestone in a high pressure resistance furnace. The lime mineralogical phases and micro-morphologies was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The lime activity degree was determined by acid-base titration, and the lime pore distribution was measured by mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP). The results show that with the increase of calcination pressure, the lime activity degree is increased, and the lime develops a large pore structure. The desulphurization experiments were carried out in the induction melting furnace using active lime with different activity degrees as a desulfurizer. The results show that the desulfurization performance of lime is closely related to the activity degree. There is a strong positive linear relationship between the desulfurization rate and the lime’s activity degree.

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Minerals, Metals and Materials Series