Mineralogical Characteristics of Electric Arc Furnace Dusts
Reflected light microscopy can contribute important information regarding the mineralogy, mineral abundance, internal textures, sizes and shapes of particles in electric arc furnace (EAF) dusts. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy and electron microprobe analysis are useful to determine the chemical compositions of the specific mineral grains in the dust particles. Furthermore, the mineralogical reactions that have taken place during the pyro-metallurgical treatment of EAF dusts and the mineralogy and textural character of those treated dust samples can be directly observed by reflected light microscopy. Such studies are useful in monitoring the efficiency of experimental pyrometallurgical treatment of EAF dusts which are designed to render them nonhazardous.
A. M. Hagni et al., "Mineralogical Characteristics of Electric Arc Furnace Dusts," JOM Journal of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 28-30, Springer Verlag, Apr 1991.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03220543
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Air Pollution - Control; Mineralogy; Furnace Dust; Furnaces, Electric
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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