|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||8th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Refractory Challenges in Lead Recycling Furnaces
||Dean Gregurek, Katja Reinharter, Viktoria Reiter, Christine Wenzl, Alfred Spanring
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The refractory linings in lead furnaces are exposed to several stresses rather complex in their interaction. In the present study the magnesia-chromite brick out of a lead recycling furnace suffered from a high chemical attack by the process slag. The high CaO, BaO and sulfur bearing silicate slag, as well as a high Na2O supply from soda resulted both in a deep-reaching infiltration of the brick microstructure and a severe corrosion of the brick components. Both the sintered magnesia and chromite were attacked chemically. The FactSage calculations showed the formation of high amounts of liquid phase in the infiltrated microstructure. Further phenomena affecting the refractory performance such as iron oxide attack, redox effects, and boron attack are also discussed in the paper. The obtained information and insights serve as a basis for improving refractory materials (i.e., choice of refractories for individual process and new developments) and consequently furnace operations.
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