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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (11권4호 303-313)

A Study on the Solidification and Purification of High Purity Aluminium and Silicon by Stirring Method

냉각체 회전법에 의한 고순도 알루미늄 및 규소의 응고 및 정련에 관한 연구

Wook Kim, Jong-Ki Lee, Hong-Koo Baik, Woo-Young Yoon*

Yonsei University, *Korea University


The Purification mechanism of high purity aluminum was studied through the variation of stirring speed and coolant flow rate in the stirring method. In the stirring method the degree of purification was changed as the following factors;the variation of diffusion boundary layer thickness the variation of growth rate and the solute concentration of the residual melt. The concentration of Fe and Si was decreased as the stirring speed and the radial distance increased. In a high stirring speed of 2000rpm with unidirectional stirring mode, the uniformity of solutes was obtained. On the other hand, the purification of Si was done by the combinations of stirring method, fractional melting and acid leaching. In the case of Si purification, the centrifugal force developed in the melt acted as the significant purification factor. It was possible to obtain the purified 3N grade Si crystal after the complete elimination of residual aluminum by fractional melting and acid leaching.