Title

Interaction of Chrome-free Refractories with Copper Smelting and Converting Slags

Abstract

Concern over the potential labeling of spent mag-chrome brick from copper production furnaces as hazardous waste has led to a joint research program by the University of Missouri-Rolla (USA) and the G.K. Williams CRC for Extractive Metallurgy (Australia) to assess the usefulness of potential alternative materials, focusing on refractories in the magnesia-alumina system. In this presentation, a mineralogical assessment is made of the results of short-time (10 minutes) static exposure of commercial mag-alumina refractory samples to molten ferrous silicate slags typical of those used in commercial copper smelting and converting furnaces.

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Materials Science and Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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Language(s)

English

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© 2000 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, All rights reserved.

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