1991 Volume 31 Issue 11 Pages 1345-1347
The phosphate capacities of CaO-CaF2-SiO2 melts saturated with CaO were reexamined by measuring the phosphorus partition ratio between the slag and carbon saturated iron at 1300°C, because the previous data were not compatible with their sulfide capacity values which have been recently measured. New results show a good correlation between the two capacities as the theory predicts.
The influence of replacement of CaF2 by CaCl2 on the phosphate capacity of the CaO saturated CaO-CaF2 melts was also studied by equilibrating the slag and silver at 1400°C. It was confirmed that thermodynamically CaF2 is more effective for dephosphorization than CaCl2.