ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
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Combined XRD and XRF Technique for the Quantification of the Mass Balance in a Si Carbothermic Production Experiment
Elena Dal MartelloGabriella TranellOla RaanessLars Arnberg
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2011 Volume 51 Issue 9 Pages 1492-1496


The production of metallurgical grade silicon is based on carbothermic reduction of silica in the submerged arc-furnace. Small scale silicon production experiments have been performed aiming at investigating the kinetics and the reaction mechanisms occuring in the furnace. This paper describes a new combined quantitative technique for the analysis of reaction products from silicon experiments. The method is based on a combination of XRD and XRF techniques and can be used to estimate the total phase mass balance in silicon experiments.

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