Modeling and Simulation of Hot Metal Desulfurization by Powder Injection


The desulfurization of hot metal by the mono-injection of lime powder and the co-injection of lime, calcium carbide and magnesium powders is mathematically modeled. The mono-injection model is derived from the continuity equation and is validated using experimental results and data previously reported in the literature. The co-injection model and the rate constant of the injected mixture are determined from the molar fractions and rate constants of the individual powders. The effect of the lime content of the mixture on the desulfurization dynamics is studied and discussed.

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Barron, M. , Hilerio, I. and Medina, D. (2015) Modeling and Simulation of Hot Metal Desulfurization by Powder Injection. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 5, 295-303. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2015.56030.

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