Omran, M., Fabritius, T., Yu, Y. et al. Improving Zinc Recovery from Steelmaking Dust by Switching from Conventional Heating to Microwave Heating. J. Sustain. Metall. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40831-020-00319-x
Improving zinc recovery from steelmaking dust by switching from conventional heating to microwave heating
|Author:||Omran, Mamdouh1,2; Fabritius, Timo1; Yu, Yaowei2;|
1Process Metallurgy Research Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2State Key Laboratory of Advanced Special Steel, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
3Kunming Key Laboratory of Energy Materials Chemistry, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China
4Material Science and Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202101081357
|Publish Date:|| 2021-01-08
Recently, microwave energy has attracted increasing interest for accelerating thermal reactions. This study investigated the impact of microwave heating on the zinc recovery rate from electric arc furnace (EAF) and chromium converter (CRC) dusts. The results indicated that microwave heating required a lower temperature to recover zinc from EAF and CRC dusts compared with that in conventional thermal heating. For CRC dust, zinc recovery rates of 37.84% and 97.43% were obtained with conventional and microwave heating, respectively, at 850 °C. For EAF dust, zinc recovery rates of 79.88% and 98.20% were obtained with conventional and microwave heating, respectively, at 850 °C. The improved zinc recovery in this study was concluded to results from the rapidity of microwave heating and the interactions between the electromagnetic microwave field and the molecules of heated materials.
Journal of sustainable metallurgy
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
218 Environmental engineering
Open access funding was provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. This work was funded by Business Finland under Research Program (SYMMET).
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