Estimation of Kinetic Parameters During the Treatment of Steelmaking Slag Expansibility Data

Steelmaking slag (SS) is one of the largest generation waste in the integrated and semi-integrated plants, but it has application restrictions due to its high expansibility. To overcome these constraints, this research had as its main objective the reactions is kinetics parameters estimation that result in the expansion of SS using the Arrhenius global equation. It was obtained 12.5 kJ/mol for activation energy and 260.42% for the pre-exponential factor. It was also noted that the temperature significantly impacts the final expansion values, increasing them exponentially. Furthermore the time of expansion of the slag obey an asymptotic equation (Exp = a - b.ct) whose results presented initially having a large expansion velocity, which tends to zero at times very long when the material has stabilized.