Significance of Activation Energy in Process Metallurgy

Raj, Sanjay (2013) Significance of Activation Energy in Process Metallurgy. MTech thesis.



A study of thermal behaviour, thermal degradation kinetics, and effect of composition on flow characterisation of blast furnace slag is important to Understanding the flow characteristics of blast furnace (B/F) slag. It is an important parameter for efficiency/productivity of a blast furnace. In the present study flow characteristics of five different B/F slag (C/S: 1.04, 1.192, 1.107, 1.101, and 1.189) were investigated. This study was predominantly based on the estimation of activation energy. The activation energy was estimated using two methods: differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and High temperature viscometer. DSC of different slag were measured at 30-1300oC @ 2o, 4o, 6o, 8o and 10oC/min. Activation energy was estimated from such DSC plots using Kissinger and Ozawa methods. It was observed that activation energy is largely dependent on C/S ratio of B/F Slag – The activation energy decreases with increase in C/S ratio. The flow characteristics of different B/F slag were also investigated by high temperature heating microscope, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The estimated IDT (initial deformation temperature), ST (softening temperature), HT (hemispherical temperature) and FT (fusion temperature) of different B/F slag was shown in table. Phase analysis of XRD and SEM micrographs support the results of flow characteristics measured by heating microscope.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Activation Energy, DSC, Viscosity, B/F slag, heating rate, XRD
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Physical Metallurgy
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ID Code:5258
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:13 Dec 2013 14:51
Last Modified:13 Dec 2013 14:51
Supervisor(s):Mohanty, U K and Sahoo, S K

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