October 2022
Volume 74    Issue 279

Study on oxidation kinetics and mechanism of copper slag under nonisothermal conditions

Zhang, Lili; Yang, Hongwei


Copper slag is mainly used in cutting tools, abrasives, asphalt pavement, road construction, and in the production of concrete as an alternative to sand and cement [1]. As a renewable resource, only about 15-20 percent of the slag is used for these applications, and the dumping or disposal of surplus unused slag results in waste of a certain amount of usable metal in the feedstock [2]. In this work, the oxidation behavior of copper smelting slag under nonisothermal condition is studied using data obtained by the thermogravimetric (TG) method, and the kinetics parameters and reaction mechanism of oxidation are determined. It provides a theoretical basis for the comprehensive recovery of iron resources in slag and the selection of reasonable slag-making conditions.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2022) 39:1587–1596, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-022-00614-z


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