Process Metallurgy

FactSage online self-learning videos

Prof. In-Ho Jung from Seoul National University, our colleague and FactSage co-developer, gave a FactSage Workshop during the conference MOLTEN 2021. This workshop included self-learning videos which are freely available online via his website:  MOLTEN2021-FactSageWorkshop-HTTL The following topics were covered in the workshop: Thermodynamic Database Development Ferrous Pyrometallurgy Alloy Design Macro Processing It is an …

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A Simusage Process Model for the Iron Blast Furnace

Harvey and Gheribi[1] developed a thermochemistry-based model for the iron blast furnace. In their work, the corresponding process model was developed with a flowsheeting approach based on the connected local equilibrium reactors method, which was implemented using SimuSage, one of the very successful members the GTT’s product family. The model was constructed based on the …

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FactSage in Literature

I have just attended the virtual DGM meeting which is concluded by the award presentation. My congratulations go to Katharina Esleben from University of Siegen and her co-authors, who have received the Werner-Köster award for their article Effect of Cr and Ni on the microstructural evolution in Co–Re–Cr–Ni alloys in the International Journal of Materials …

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Minimization of copper losses to the converter slag through a boron oxide addition

The loss of copper in the converting process through its incorporation to the converter slag represents a major problem in the copper metallurgy. There are two important mechanisms for this phenomenon: the physicochemical and the mechanical one. The mechanical mechanism, i.e. the mechanical entrapment of matte or of metallic copper inside the slag, is by …

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Casting Case Study: Refractory-melt interactions

Casting with bottom teeming

In the scope of the collaborative research center SFB 761, von Schweinichen(*) experimentally investigated the chemical interactions between a high manganese steel melt and different refractory materials employed in assembling an adequate casting system. Normally, when casting in an open atmosphere, one expects worse results considering cleanliness for a top pouring process (Figure 1) than …

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