Applications of FactSage
Today, FactSage is widely used in industry and academia. Major applications are in metallurgy and alloy processing. While many people think of thermodynamic modelling to only apply for equilibrium, there are also many ways to model non-equilibrium processes using FactSage.
Check out the agenda of our last user meetings if you are interested in recent examples from academia and industry!
There are some further example applications that we are proud of:
Thermodynamics of zinc:
Chemistry in pressurised water reactors. The favourable effect of zinc on radiation field control in pressurised water reactors has been evaluated in terms of the properties of spinels which are a function of the incorporated elements.
Reduction of refractory wear:
Compositions of steel making slags were derived which reduce the wear of magnesia linings in converter vessels by almost half.
Optimisation of mercury vapour pressure:
Mercury vapour pressures for lighting applications were calculated which best suit the requirements for energy saving and optimum colouring of the generated light.
Improved hardness of dental gold alloys:
Alloying compositions in noble metal dental alloys containing Sn have been optimised in order to obtain good hardness properties by precipitation hardening.
Concentration of dioxin in combustion products:
Concentrations of dioxin were calculated in the effluent gas of an incinerator with Cl in the feed stock. Metastable conditions for phase formation were used.
Processing waste salts:
The optimum conditions in a fluidised bed reactor were calculated for the recovery of fluorine from spent salts in an aluminium electrolytic cell.
PVD production of hard coatings:
The metastability of phases in the Ti-B-C system was analysed to determine composition ranges for the PVD production of wear resistant coatings.