Oxidation Behavior of WC-Co Hardmetal

WC-Co 초경합금의 산화거동

  • 이길근 (부경대학교 공과대학 신소재공학부) ;
  • 권한상 (부경대학교 공과대학 신소재공학) ;
  • 하국현 (한국기계연구원)
  • Published : 2004.04.01


The oxidation behavior of 91 WC-9Co hardmetal in weight percentage has been studied in the present work as a part of the development of recycling process. The morphological and compositional changes of the WC-Co hardmetal with oxidation time at 90$0^{\circ}C$ were analyzed by using surface observation and X-ray diffraction. respective]y. As the oxidation time increased, the WC-Co hardmetal was continuously expanded to form porous oxide mixtures of $CoWO_4$ and $WO_3$. The morphology of porous oxide mixture was basically dependent on initial shape of the WC-Co hardmetal. From thermo-gravimetric (TG) analysis, it was found that the oxidation rate was increased with increasing oxidation temperature and oxygen content in the flowing atmospheric gas. The fraction of oxidation versus time curves showed S-curve relationship at a given of oxidation temperature. These oxidation behaviors of the WC-Co hardmetal were discussed in terms of previously proposed kinetic models.


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