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Carbothermal reduction of titania in different gas atmospheres

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Abstract


  • The synthesis of titanium oxycarbide by carbothermal reduction of titania was studied in

    hydrogen, argon, and helium in isothermal and temperature programmed reduction experiments in

    a tube reactor with continuously flowing gas. In the temperature range of 1000 C to 1500 C, the

    reduction rate increased with increasing temperature. Formation of titaniumoxycarbide started at

    1200 C in all three gases. The reduction was the fastest in hydrogen. Formation of titanium

    oxycarbide in hydrogen was close to completion in 120 minutes at 1300 C, 60 minutes at 1400 C,

    and less than 30 minutes at 1500 C. The reduction in argon and helium had similar rates and

    reached 90 to 95 pct after a 300-minute reduction at 1400 C to 1500 C. Faster carbothermal

    reduction of titania in hydrogen than in argon and helium was attributed to involvement of

    hydrogen in the reaction. Hydrogen reduced titania to titanium suboxides and reacted with carbon,

    forming methane, which reduced titaniumsuboxides to titaniumoxycarbide. Titanium oxycarbide

    synthesized in hydrogen for 180 minutes at 1300 C contained 13 mol pct TiO. At 1500 C, oxygen

    concentration decreased to a degree corresponding to 1.4 mol pct TiO. In the titanium oxycarbide

    produced by a 300-minute reduction at 1600 C, the TiO content was 0.6 mol pct.

Authors


  •   Dewan, Mohammad A. (external author)
  •   Zhang, Guangqing
  •   Ostrovski, Oleg (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Dewan, M. A. R., Zhang, G. & Ostrovski, O. (2009). Carbothermal reduction of titania in different gas atmospheres. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 40 (1), 62-69.

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  • 7

Start Page


  • 62

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  • 69

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  • 40

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  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The synthesis of titanium oxycarbide by carbothermal reduction of titania was studied in

    hydrogen, argon, and helium in isothermal and temperature programmed reduction experiments in

    a tube reactor with continuously flowing gas. In the temperature range of 1000 C to 1500 C, the

    reduction rate increased with increasing temperature. Formation of titaniumoxycarbide started at

    1200 C in all three gases. The reduction was the fastest in hydrogen. Formation of titanium

    oxycarbide in hydrogen was close to completion in 120 minutes at 1300 C, 60 minutes at 1400 C,

    and less than 30 minutes at 1500 C. The reduction in argon and helium had similar rates and

    reached 90 to 95 pct after a 300-minute reduction at 1400 C to 1500 C. Faster carbothermal

    reduction of titania in hydrogen than in argon and helium was attributed to involvement of

    hydrogen in the reaction. Hydrogen reduced titania to titanium suboxides and reacted with carbon,

    forming methane, which reduced titaniumsuboxides to titaniumoxycarbide. Titanium oxycarbide

    synthesized in hydrogen for 180 minutes at 1300 C contained 13 mol pct TiO. At 1500 C, oxygen

    concentration decreased to a degree corresponding to 1.4 mol pct TiO. In the titanium oxycarbide

    produced by a 300-minute reduction at 1600 C, the TiO content was 0.6 mol pct.

Authors


  •   Dewan, Mohammad A. (external author)
  •   Zhang, Guangqing
  •   Ostrovski, Oleg (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Dewan, M. A. R., Zhang, G. & Ostrovski, O. (2009). Carbothermal reduction of titania in different gas atmospheres. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 40 (1), 62-69.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-59849120092

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7377&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/4445

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 62

End Page


  • 69

Volume


  • 40

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States