Fluoride Evaporation during Thermal Treatment of Waste Slag from Mg Production Using Pidgeon Process


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Fluoride evaporation from Mg slag samples was investigated. F content in the original slag sample from an Mg factory was 1.65%, which decreases to 0.98-1.54% in the samples heated at 1000-1400°C for 3 hours. The values of F evaporation from the test samples were 6.7-40.6%. The fluorides may evaporate in the atmosphere, causing air pollution. Some suggestions were presented based on study results obtained to minimize fluoride emissions and improve environmental performances of the Mg production by using Pidgeon process.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 581-582)

Edited by:

Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




F. L. Han et al., "Fluoride Evaporation during Thermal Treatment of Waste Slag from Mg Production Using Pidgeon Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 1044-1049, 2012

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October 2012




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