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Title: Thermodynamic effects of calcium and iron oxides on crystal phase formation in synthetic gasifier slags containing from 0 to 27wt.% V 2O 3

Thermodynamic phase equilibria in synthetic slags (Al 2O 3–CaO–FeO–SiO 2–V 2O 3) were investigated with 0–27 wt.% vanadium oxide corresponding to industrial coal–petroleum coke (petcoke) feedstock blends in a simulated gasifier environment. Samples encompassing coal–petcoke mixed slag compositions were equilibrated at 1500 °C in a 64 vol.% CO/36 vol.% CO 2 atmosphere (Po 2 ≈ 10 –8 atm at 1500 °C) for 72 h, followed by rapid water quench, then analyzed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry, X-ray diffractometry, and scanning electron microscopy with wavelength dispersive spectroscopy. With increasing CaO content, FeO content, or both; the slag homogeneity region expanded and a composition range exhibiting crystals was reduced. The mullite (Al 6Si 2O 13) crystalline phase was not present in the slags above 9 wt.% FeO while the karelianite (V 2O 3) crystalline phase was always present in compositions studied if a sufficient amount of vanadium existed in the slag. Furthermore, based on the present experimental equilibrium evaluation, a set of isothermal phase diagrams showing effects of CaO and FeO on thermodynamic phase stabilities in the vanadium-bearing slags is proposed. Some uses of the diagrams for potential industrial practice are discussed.
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  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Albany, OR (United States); URS Corp., Albany, OR (United States)
  2. Canmet ENERGY, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
  3. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Albany, OR (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0016-2361; PII: S0016236114010941
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Journal Volume: 161; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0016-2361
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National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; phase diagram; equilibrium; coal; petroleum coke; additive agents