Our primary research fields are high temperature processing, bridging the gap between the fundamental study and industrial application for pyrometallurgical production and refining of metals.

Our research interests include:

  • Thermodynamic and phase equilibria of metallurgical slags
  • Physiochemical properties of high temperature melts, e.g. viscosity, thermal and electrical conductivity, density
  • Fluid dynamics of bath smelting techniques
  • Development of advanced refractories
  • Secondary steel refining and inclusion control
  • Microalloyed and oxide metallurgy of advanced steels

Experimental Facilities and thermodynamic software

3. Thermodynamic software

FactSage softwareFactSage software is a powerful tool to predict the thermodynamic equilibria for complex multi-component slag/alloy/gas systems. It has also the capability to predict viscosity of complex slags.

The case study of inclusion formation and stability in steel refining process and oxide metallurgy of steels can be calculated by FactSage software.