Characterization of Fibrous Particles in Blast Furnace Slag Quenched by Water-spray

Joonho Lee, Kazuya Yabuta, Akio Hayashi, Kazuki Morita

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The formation mechanism of the fibrous particles in the slag formed during water-spray quenching was discussed. The blast furnace slag having fibrous particles was characterized using a field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) analyzer with energy dispersive x-ray analysis (EDX). The horizontal cross-section was investigated in order to clarify the phase inside the fibrous particles. The results show that calcium-rich small globules exist inside the fibrous particles, and these globules are considered as the seeds of the formation of fibrous particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2073-2075
Number of pages3
JournalISIJ International
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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