Doctor of Philosophy
School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering
Abdeyazdan, Hamed, The Wettability, Interfacial Tension and Dissolution of Alumina, Spinel and Calcium aluminate with/in Ladle and Tundish Slags, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2016. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4860
Inclusion removal is key for achieving clean steel. Better understanding of the removal process requires improved knowledge of the inclusion-slag interfacial/wetting chemistry and dissolution kinetics. However there are little wetting data and conflicting kinetic information available. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the wetting/interfacial tension in the inclusion-slag systems and fundamental understanding the dissolution kinetics of inclusions in slags (i.e. establishing the rate-controlling step of dissolution).