Thermal analysis usage for process modelling of aluminothermic zirconium reduction from oxide

L. B. Vedmid, С. N. Agafonov, Y. А. Avraamov, M. V. Ilyinykh,

A. G. Merkushev, M. S. Plotnikov, A. F. Terlyga


The result of process modeling of zirconium reduction from oxide using thermal analysis is congruent stable intermetallic compound Al3Zr formation. This process occurs through intermediate stage of zirconium monoxide formation.


thermal analysis, phase formation, alumino-thermic reduction, intermetallic compounds