ISIJ International
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Exploring the Relationship Between Fe-rich SFCA and SFCA-III and Their Presence in Sinter Strand and Pot-grate Sinter
Nathan A. S. Webster Mark I. Pownceby
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2024 Volume 64 Issue 5 Pages 803-807


Using the X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns collected on the products of laboratory furnace experiments performed on a synthetic iron ore sinter mixture with composition 77.36% Fe2O3, 14.08% CaO, 3.56% SiO2 and 5.00% Al2O3, it is demonstrated that the previously reported Fe-rich SFCA phase has the same crystal structure as triclinic SFCA-III. Therefore, the four principal members of the silico-ferrite of calcium and aluminium (SFCA) family are SFCA, SFCA-I, SFCA-II, and SFCA-III. In addition, using XRD patterns collected for sinter strand and pot-grate sinter samples supplied as part of a sinter analysis round robin the presence of the SFCA-III phase in industrial sinter is confirmed for the first time, with important implications for sinter characterisation and research.

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