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Sist endret: 31. august 2015, 10:50
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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Changes in quartz during heating and the possible effects on Si production

  • Eli Ringdalen


ISSN 1047-4838
e-ISSN 1543-1851
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2015
Publisert online: 2014
Trykket: 2015
Volum: 67
Hefte: 2
Sider: 484 - 492


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84907963933
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84928332437
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85027929352

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Changes in quartz during heating and the possible effects on Si production


In Si and FeSi production, the main Si source is SiO2, in the form of quartz. Reactions with SiO2 generate SiO gas that further reacts with SiC to Si. During heating, quartz will transform to other SiO2 modifications with cristobalite as the stable high-temperature phase. Transformation to cristobalite is a slow process. Its rate has been investigated for several industrial quartz sources and has been shown to vary considerably among the different quartz types. Other differences in behavior during heating between these quartz sources, such as softening temperature and volume expansion, have also been studied. The quartz-cristobalite ratio will affect the rate of reactions involving SiO2. The industrial consequences and other implications of the observed difference between quartz types are discussed. Initial studies of industrial quartz were published by Ringdalen et al. In the current work, a new experimental method has been developed, and an investigation of several new quartz sources has confirmed the earlier observed large variation between different sources. The repeatability of the data has been studied and the effect of gas atmosphere investigated. The results from the earlier work are included as a basis for the discussion.


Eli Ringdalen

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