Aluminothermic; Egyptian ilmenite; flux; ferrotitanium; master alloy
It is important to develop technologies for the production of master alloys for industrial applications. Detailed research on reduction of titanium from Egyptian ilmenite by an aluminothermic process in a graphite Crucible was charged by the mixture of ilmenite, flux, aluminum was investigated. This paper study the effect of aluminum feed (10% - 35%), flux material (type, and amount), and temperature preheat from 50 oC to 400 oC and time of preheating from 0.5 hr. to 3 hrs. Then, the metallic samples formed by the reduction were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy. The mixed fluxes were strongly and successfully reduced ilmenite to a high-purity master alloy with small amounts of detected impurities.
How to Cite This Article
Daher, A.; Badawy, N.; Mohrez, Waleed; abbel-Hamid, Abdallh; yossef, A.; and Abd El Pasir, A.
"OPTIMIZATION OF REDUCTION PROCESS OF EGYPTIAN ILMENITE VIA METALLOTHERMIC REACTIONS,"
Al-Azhar Bulletin of Science: Vol. 29:
1, Article 3.