Alkali metal catalysis of carbothermic reduction of ilmenite

B. P. Mohanty, K. A. Smith

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Abstract

The selective reduction in the solid state of iron oxide in synthetic ilmenite (FeTiO3) by graphite with and without catalysts was investigated in the temperature range of 850-1200°C with the use of thermogravimetric analysis. Experiments were carried out under argon atmosphere and the isothermal weight loss of samples was determined as a function of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)C163-C173
JournalTransactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section C: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
Volume102
StatePublished - Sep 1 1993

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