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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Effect Of LLDPE Addition On The Reduction Of Feo From EAF Slags

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James Ransford Dankwah, Emmanuel Baawuah



Index Terms: Linear low density polyethylene,Metallurgical coke; FeO reduction; Composite pellets, Infrared gas analyser, LECO carbon/sulphur analyser, LECO oxygen/nitrogen analyser, Extent of reduction,Carburisation; Desulphurisation.



Abstract: The effect of waste linear low density propylene (LLDPE) addition on the reduction of FeO-containing slag by metallurgical coke has been investigated through experiments conducted in a laboratory scale horizontal tube furnace. Composite pellets of EAF slag (47.1% FeO) with coke, LLDPE and blends of coke/LLDPE (in four different proportions) were rapidly heated at 1520 °C under high purity argon gas and the off gas was continuously analysed for CO and CO2 using an online infrared gas analyser (IR). The extent of reduction after ten minutes, level of carburisation and desulphurization were determined for each carbonaceous reductant. The results show significant improvements in extent of reduction along with improved levels of carburisation and desulphurisation of the reduced metal when coke was blended with LLDPE.



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