Title: A novel vertical magnesium reduction furnace by inner-multiple-electrical heating

Authors: Li-bin Niu; Xiao-gang Wang

Addresses: College of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Shaan Xi, Xi'an, 710055, China ' College of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Shaan Xi, Xi'an, 710055, China

Abstract: In order to short reduction period, decrease energy consumption, lower labour intensity, come into continuous operation and automobile control during the production of magnesium (Mg) reduction, a kind of vertical and fast reduction Mg furnace, heated by the inner-multiple-electrode, was developed, which is comprised of two condenses, a vertical furnace, a vacuum system, and several chambers. After the numerical simulation and experimental analysis, the novel vertical magnesium reduction furnace presents obviously several stronger merits over the high alloy pots used in horizontal Pidgeon process, therefore, the new vertical furnace will possible take the place of the horizontal pots in further Mg industry.

Keywords: magnesium reduction; vertical furnace; inner-multiple-electrodes; electrical heating; numerical simulation; high alloy pots; horizontal Pidgeon process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2015.067947

International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2015 Vol.6 No.1, pp.14 - 21

Available online: 09 Mar 2015 *

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