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The activity of zinc oxide in multicomponent slags Davenport, William George


The activity of zinc oxide in multicomponent slags has been investigated. Activities were determined experimentally Toy equilibrating iron saturated brasses with slags containing iron oxide. Required activities in the Zn-Cu-Fe system were obtained from experimental iron saturation data and available information on the Zn-Cu and Cu-Fe systems. Where measurement was not possible, thermodynamic analyses of slag systems were carried out. Rigid activity patterns in the ZnO-SiO₂, ZnO-FeO-SiO₂, ZnO-CaO-SiO₂ and ZnO-FeO-CaO-SiO₂ systems have been developed from experimental and analytical data. Agreement with the activity data of Bell, Turner and Peters on ZnO-FeO-CaO-SiO₂ and Okunev and Bovykin on ZnO-FeO-SiO₂ type slags indicates that the present measurement technique provides a good basis for industrial slag investigations.

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