Kinetics of the reactions of carbon containing zinc oxide composites under microwave irradiation

Eunju Kim, Seungyoun Cho, Joonho Lee

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As a fundamental study for the recycling of EAF dust using microwave heating, the reduction rate of a zinc oxide composite by solid carbon under microwave irradiation was investigated. It was found that the reduction of zinc oxide by solid carbon under microwave irradiation was much faster than the conventional method, and the activation energy for the reaction under microwave irradiation was estimated to be 335 kJ/mol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1033-1037
Number of pages5
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1



  • EAF dust
  • Microwave
  • Recycling
  • Reduction
  • Zinc oxide composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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