An Electromagnetically Stirred Slurry Model for the Smelting Zone of a Ferroalloy Furnace

  • Ben Bowman
Conference paper


For certain ferroalloy furnaces, such as ferrochrome or ferromanganese, there is still doubt about the mechanisms operating under the electrode tips. In this paper a model is built that does not call upon an arc. The medium is best described as an electrically conducting slurry, a mixture of liquids, solids and gas. There are two sources of propulsion, the Lorentz force within the conducting part and buoyancy generated by CO bubbles, creating two opposed poloidal circulation loops, downward below the electrode axis and upward further out.


smelting region model slurry electromagnetic stirring CO stirring 


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  • Ben Bowman
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  1. 1.WestlakeUSA

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