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Removal of MnS inclusions in molten steel using electropulsing

Zhang, X. F.; Lu, W. J. and Qin, R. S. (2013). Removal of MnS inclusions in molten steel using electropulsing. Scripta Materialia, 69(6) pp. 453–456.

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A method using electropulsing to separate inclusions from molten steel is developed, based on the differences in electrical properties between the inclusions and liquid metal. The inclusions have different electrical resistivity from that of the liquid steel and hence are expelled to the surface of the metal by electropulsing. In comparison with the as-solidified untreated steel, the size of the inclusion is significantly larger at the surface of the molten steel due to the enhanced agglomeration. Moreover, the technique is efficient in eliminating particles smaller than 20 μm.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 1359-6462
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetEP/J011460/1EPSRC
Not SetNot SetTATA Steel
Not SetNot SetRoyal Academy of Engineering
Keywords: electropulsing; inclusions; electrical properties; molten steel; phase separation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 41905
Depositing User: Xinfang Zhang
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:28
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