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|1. (WO2018058952) METHOD OF REMOVING CARBON IN COPPER-CONTAINING MOLTEN IRON BY USING VORTEX TO DRAW IN LIMESTONE|
|Title:||METHOD OF REMOVING CARBON IN COPPER-CONTAINING MOLTEN IRON BY USING VORTEX TO DRAW IN LIMESTONE|
A method of removing carbon in a copper-containing molten iron by using a vortex to draw in limestone. The method belongs to the technical field of metallurgy, and comprises the specific steps of: (1) feeding copper-containing molten iron, obtained by adding a carbonaceous reducing agent into copper slag for reduction, and ensuring that the temperature is ≥1450°C, into an induction furnace; (2) centrally stirring the copper-containing molten iron to form a vortex with a height-diameter ratio of 0.5 to 2.5; (3) spraying limestone powder into the center of the vortex while the central stirring continues, and performing eccentric stirring after the limestone powder has been sprayed so as to allow more homogeneous mixing of generated CO2 in the vortex; (4) enabling the limestone powder to be directly drawn into the molten iron by the vortex to fully react with the molten iron and to obtain decarbonized copper-containing molten iron and molten slag; and (5) discharging the decarbonized copper-containing molten iron and the molten slag in different layers. The method is simple, requires little investment, is capable of saving energy and protecting the environment and is low in cost, has high economic value, achieves decarbonization, and protects a copper element in the copper-containing molten iron against loss through burning.