|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Thermodynamic Applications, Optimizations and Simulations in High-Temperature Processes: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Christopher W. Bale's 70th Birthday
||Coke Crystallite Thermodynamics Applied to Sulfur Control and Energy Balance in a Blast Furnace
||Philippe Ouzilleau, Patrice Chartrand
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The decreasing quality of industrial carbon materials (cokes) challenges the metallurgical industry due to the importance of cokes in many processes such as the operation of a blast furnace. Such processes should be adapted to account for this loss of quality. Successful integration will result in increased competitiveness due to the greater availability of low grade cokes. One key aspect of low quality cokes is their high sulfur content which negatively impacts important aspects of blast furnace operation. A thermodynamic model for the crystalline portion of metallurgical coke, i.e. coke crystallites, is presented here to tackle this issue . Applications of the model will focus on the effect of sulfur on the global energy balance of a blast furnace unit and the calculated desulfurization ability of different agents such as calcium carbide for the removal of sulfur in the dissolved coke particles present in liquid pig iron.
||Planned: TMS Journal: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions