Metal recovery from stainless steel mill scale by microwave heating

Seungyoun Cho, Joonho Lee

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In order to recover metallic components from the mill scale generated in the hot rolling process of stainless steels more efficiently, a carbothermic reduction of the mill scale using microwave heating was carried out. The mixture of the mill scale and graphite particles was heated at a very rapid heating rate of 100 °C/min via microwave heating. As a result of this process, self-assembled metallic droplets of 1 mm to 5 mm in diameter were produced in less than 15 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr


  • Carbothermic reduction
  • Microwave heating
  • Mill scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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