A substance added to molten metal for the purpose of removing oxygen. The first requirement of a deoxidizer is that it have an affinity for oxygen in molten copper. Probably the second most important requirement is that it be relatively inexpensive compared to copper and any other additions.
Deoxidizer in the metals industry:
1) Aluminum Metal- is widely used as a deoxidizer. Aluminum can control austenite grain growth in reheated steels and is therefore added to control grain size. Aluminum is the most effective alloy in controlling grain growth prior to quenching. Titanium, zirconium, and vanadium are also valuable grain growth inhibitors, but there carbides are difficult to dissolve into solution in austenite.
3) Silicon Metal- is one of the principal deoxidizers used in steelmaking. Silicon is less effective than manganese in increasing as-rolled strength and hardness. In low-carbon steels, silicon is generally detrimental to surface quality.
Deoxidizer forms available:
Waffle, Ingot, Lump, Granule, shot and custom forms
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Also special combinations of two or more metals with the base metal.
Standard and special compositions including a wide variety of aluminum-base, copper-base, nickel-base, and zinc-base masters for alloying, additions, and deoxidizing.
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