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Title: Reaction between levitated iron-carbon alloys and flowing gases
Author: Distin, Philip Andrew
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1967
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The experimental work described in this thesis is concerned with the study of the rates of reaction between levitated, molten iron alloys and flowing gases. The reaction rates investigated may be divided into four categories, 1) Rates of oxidation of iron-carbon drops by flowing oxygen, carbon dioxide, water vapour/argon or water vapour/oxygen gas mixtures. 2) Rates of carburization of, initially, pure iron drops by carbon monoxide, methane or ethylene gas streams. 3) Rates of desulphurization of iron-sulphur drops by, firstly, flowing hydrogen and secondly by vaporization into inert atmospheres. 4) Rates of vaporization of pure iron drops into flowing argon and iron-carbon drops into oxidizing gas streams. Each drop was levitated, under controlled conditions, for a predetermined time interval, at the end of which the drop was quenched. Analyses of specimens, quenched at a number of stages of a given reaction, allowed the appropriate rate curve to be established.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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