The effect of metallic iron particle on coke-matrix after coke CO2 gasification reactio

Yoshiaki Yamazaki, Kenichi Hiraki, Tetsuya Kanai, Xiaoqing Zhang, Yohsuke Matsushita, Masakazu Shoji, Hideyuki Aoki, Takatoshi Miura

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In order to prevent pulverization and fracture of metallurgical coke, control of gasification reaction part in coke lump and embrittlement behavior is important. Addition of catalyst particle is an effective and a simple method for enhancement of the CO2 gasification reactivity. However, the effect of the catalyst particle on coke-matrix and gasification part of coke lump after gasification reaction has not been investigated. In this study, the effect of iron particles on coke-matrix state after gasification reaction is investigated experimentally. Coke-matrix vanishing is evaluated by spatial distribution of lump porosity and microscopic observation. Elastic modulus of coke-matrix is evaluated by nano-indentation method. Coke lumps with and without iron-particles (ferrous coke and formed coke, respectively) were used. These coke lumps were gasified by CO2-containing gas. Reaction temperature was set at 1173 K. Reaction gas compositions were set at 100/0 and 50/50 in ratio of CO2/CO. In each reaction gas composition, in ferrous coke, a decrease in the elastic modulus of coke-matrix with progress of gasification is smaller than that in formed coke and coke-matrix vanishing occurred. It is suggested that the iron particle promotes gasification reaction of coke-matrix selectively around itself (and coke-matrix in that part is rapidly vanished). It is also suggested that this reaction mechanism maintains elastic modulus of coke-matrix because of the local rapid gasification reaction around the iron particle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-288
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Thermal Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Blast furnace
  • Coke gasification reaction
  • Coke strength
  • Ferrous coke
  • Nano indentation method
  • Porosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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