Characteristics of WISCO steelmaking slags

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Conference Proceeding

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© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2018. Steelmaking slag is a by-product in considerable volume and a valuable material for various applications. In general, steelmaking slag is an alkaline compound of CaO, Fe2O3, and SiO2. However, its characteristics varies depending on the feedstocks, steelmaking process and cooling method of the slag. To utilize this by-product effectively, this study investigated the characteristics of steelmaking slags taken from Wuhan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. The results showed that the slags mainly consist of the oxides of calcium, iron, and silicon, with low contents of magnesia, alumina, and manganese oxide with a feature of high alkalinity and lime saturation factor. The major mineral phases include belite, calcium ferrite, calcium hydroxide, wustite, quartz, and small amount of elite. Thermogravimetric analysis indicated the weight loss from ambient temperature to 800, °C is 8% in total. Melting test showed the glass transition temperature is between 1300 and 1350, °C, flow temperature is about 1400, °C. The slag samples investigated in this study can be considered as a typical glass-ceramic composite.

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Minerals, Metals and Materials Series