ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
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Concentrating of Iron, Slag and Apatite Phases from High Phosphorous Iron Ore Gaseous Reduction Product at 1473 K by Super Gravity
Jintao GaoLei GuoZhancheng Guo
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2015 Volume 55 Issue 12 Pages 2535-2542

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According to the melting behavior of high phosphorous iron ore gaseous reduction product at 1473 K, the iron grains remain in solid state, and the other minerals have formed into slag phase, as well as the phosphorus mainly exist in the form of apatite coexisting with slag phase, while it is impossible to accomplish the iron-slag separation at that temperature under the conventional conditions. Hence, concentrating experiments of iron, slag and apatite phases from high phosphorous iron ore gaseous reduction product at 1473 K by super gravity were carried out in this study, and the results confirmed that it was a feasible and effective method. The layered structures appear significantly in the samples obtained by super gravity treatment, the iron grains and molten slag moved in opposite direction and concentrated at the bottom and upper of the sample, respectively, and the apatite crystals concentrated in the iron-slag interface. Moreover, increasing the gravity coefficient is definitely beneficial for the separating and concentrating of iron, slag and apatite phase. With the gravity coefficient of G=1200, the mass fraction of MFe in the iron rich phase is up to 90.50 wt%, and that of P is decreased to 0.061 wt% after removing the slag inclusion in iron rich phase.

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