Thermodynamic Modelling of Magnesium-Oxide, Calcium-Oxide and Strontium-Oxide Reduction Systems via Pidgeon Process

Bugdayci M., Tasyurek K. C., Yücel O.

9th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, Arizona, United States Of America, 01 January 2018, pp.81-89 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-72138-5_9
  • City: Arizona
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-89
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper is a contribution to the theory and quantitative understanding of the processes for the production of magnesium, calcium and strontium metals by metallothermic process. In the present study, effect of reductant type was investigated. Thermodynamic simulation of system was made by Fact Sage 6.4 program. In order to produce magnesium metal, effects of reductants "FeSi, Al, Si and CaC2" were investigated. To understand Calcium-oxide reduction system, effects of Al and CaF2 addition were investigated for different temperatures. In the last simulations, SrO reduction parameters were simulated. Al used as main reductant and BaO, CaO, CaC2 were added to green mixture as a functional additive. Finally probable phases and minimum reduction temperatures are determined.