Ti-bearing blast furnace slags have been regarded as an important secondary material in modern society, and the efficient recycling of Ti oxides from it is of key interest. For this reason, more thermodynamic data is needed regarding the phase relations in different composition ranges and sections. Therefore, the equilibrium phase relations of CaO–MgO–SiO2–Al2O3–TiO2 system in a low w(CaO)/w(SiO2) ratio of 0.6–0.8 at 1250 °C in air and fixed concentrations of MgO and Al2O3, were investigated experimentally using a high temperature equilibration and quenching method followed by SEM-EDS (Scanning Electron Microscope and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer) analyses. The equilibrium solid phases of perovskite (CaO·TiO2), a pseudo-brookite solid solution (MgO·2TiO2, Al2O3·TiO2)ss, and anorthite (CaO·Al2O3·2SiO2) were found to coexist with the liquid phase at 1250 °C. The calculated results of Factsage and MTDATA were used for comparisons, and significant discrepancies were found between predictions and the experimental results. The 1250 °C isotherm has been constructed and projected on the CaO–SiO2–TiO2-8 wt.% MgO-14 wt% Al2O3 quasi-ternary plane of the phase diagram. The obtained results provide new fundamental data for Ti-bearing slag recycling processes, and they add new experimental features for thermodynamic modeling of the high-order titanium oxide-containing systems.
- Titanium oxide recycling