Reduction Kinetics Analysis of Fe2O3 in the Case of Carbon Precipitation

  • Yangxin Cheng
  • Liangying WenEmail author
  • Jiao Cao
  • Feng Lu
  • Jian Xu
  • Shengfu ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The reduction kinetics of Fe2O3 (purity 99.9%) in the case of carbon precipitation is investigated using the isothermal thermogravimetric (TG) analysis controlled gas-base reduction. The TG curves are recorded in the experimental process, and the conversion rate, reaction rate, reduction rate, and other parameters are calculated through experimental data. The results show that the carbon precipitated evolution process from CO is accelerated in the FeO → Fe stage, and the sample weight increased obviously. Based on the lnln method, the reaction mechanism function is G(α) = [−ln(1 − α)]1/2, and the reaction activation energy is 43.4 kJ/mol.


Gas-base reduction Carbon precipitated Reduction kinetics 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation Project of China (51374263, 51674052, 91634106). The authors are grateful for the Chongqing Research Program of Basic Research and Frontier Technology (cstc2018jcyjAX0003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Chongqing Key Laboratory of Vanadium-Titanium Metallurgy and Advanced MaterialsChongqing UniversityChongqingChina

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