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The conversion of chromium oxide to chromium carbide


The thermodynamic equilibria between chromium oxide, chromium carbide, and a CO-CO2 mixture was calculated for various conditions. Experimental results on the rate of the Cr2O3 conversion to chromium carbide in CO-CO2 mixtures at 1200°C are reported. The conversion rate was low and was strongly dependent on the carbon activity.

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Chu, W.F., Rahmel, A. The conversion of chromium oxide to chromium carbide. Oxid Met 15, 331–337 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01058833

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  • conversion
  • chromium oxide
  • chromium carbide