Infiltration of Metallurgical Coke by Pyrolysis of CH_4 and Its Effect on Enhancement of CSR
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Metallurgical coke was modified by infiltrating carbon within the pores by methane pyrolysis. The rate of oxidation with CO<sub>2</sub> was lowered and the mechanical strength after partial oxidation was enhanced. CSR (Coke Strength after CO<sub>2</sub> Reaction) of regular coke for a blast furnace increased from about 56 to 77. This enhanced value corresponds to that of the extremely high-grade coke. The mechanism was considered in terms of the pore structure changes and was elucidated as follows:<br> Original metallurgical coke has a negligibly small volume of micropores but it increases rapidly during oxidation. In the case of infiltration, carbon deposits mainly in the mesopores. This carbon restricts the rapid increase in the volume of the micropores during oxidation, which is attributed to depress the oxidation rate. As it has been realized that generally the coke with the higher resistance to oxidation has the higher CSR, the depression effect onto the oxidation rate is deduced to result in the extreme enhancement of CSR.
- Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan 38(1), 28-35, 1998-01-15
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