R. C. Padfield's research while affiliated with Bethlehem University and other places

Publications (3)

For the long run performance with brick of adequate hot strength, the physical structure of the refractory that affects its resistance to slag attack turned out to be more important than hot strength. This structure is characterized by pore size distribution, retained carbon, and apparent ignited porosity. Findings defining the desirable levels for...
The composite linings used in the basic oxygen furnaces at Lackawanna represent a contribution to the development of balanced linings for these furnaces.


... Nano carbon containing compositions were found to have improved properties in MgO-C refractories compared to that of the conventional ones at much lower total carbon content INTRODUCTION MAGNESIA-CARBON (MgO-C) refractories are now-a-days importance due to its wide use in the steel making industries such as BOF and EAF. Graphite is the primary source of carbon in MgO-C refractory due to its non-wetting nature and high thermal shock resistance [1]- [3]. Though addition of carbon has many advantages, its oxidation at temperatures above 500 0 C is a major drawback, usually accompanied by the decrease in their mechanical strength and chemical resistance [4]- [6]. ...