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- Study of Ni-impurity removal from Al melt
- Rhamdhani, M. A.; Dewan, M. A.; Mitchell, J.; Davidson, C. J.; Brooks, Geoffrey A.; Easton, M.; Grandfield, J. F.
- Impurity control in the production of Al alloys is very important for achieving desired alloy properties. There has been an increasing impurity concentration (particularly nickel and vanadium) in the coke used in the primary Al production which ends up in the Al alloys. V can be removed in the casthouse through boron treatment. Ni, however, is a non-reactive element and difficult to be remove. There is currently no technique available in the casmouse to remove Ni. The current paper describes an exploratory study of Ni removal from Al melt. A literature review on the available techniques for the removal of Ni impurity from Al melt was carried out; followed by a systematic thermodynamic analysis of various Al-Ni-X systems for possible formation of Ni-containing phases in Al melt. Laboratory experiments were carried out to test the possible systems identified from the thermodynamic analysis.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Proceedings of the Light Metals 2012 Conference, held in conjunction with the TMS 2012 141st Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, United States, 11-15 March 2012, pp. 1091-1097
- Publication year
- Al alloys; Al impurities; Al refining; Aluminium; Aluminium alloys; Impurities; Iron removal; Ni; Nickel removal
- John Wiley & Sons
- 0147-0809 (series ISSN)
- 9781118291399, 1118291395
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- Copyright © 2012.
- Peer reviewed