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Dr. Ken Coley

Associate Dean, Academic

Faculty of Engineering

Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Director Steel Research Centre

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Expertise:
Reaction Kinetics, materials processing, pyro-metallurgy, slags, oxygen steelmaking, ladle metallurgy.
Areas of Specialization:
Research Clusters:
Email:
Office:
JHE H323
Phone:
+1 905.525.9140 x 24503
Lab:
Steel Research Centre

Overview

Research Areas Include:
  • High temperature kinetics, process modeling, slags, transport properties, oxygen steelmaking, ladle metallurgy.

Current Activities:

  • Oxygen Steelmaking: Kinetic studies in support of whole process modeling of the BOF, including, kinetics of droplet swelling, dephosphorisation of bloated droplets, decarburization mechanism of bloated droplets.
  • Process Modeling of Ladle Metallurgy: Whole process model including coupled slag metal reactions, inclusion transformation and calcium injection.
  • High Manganese Steel Production: Kinetics of reductive alloying, kinetics of manganese losses in AOD, kinetics of reduction and smelting of manganese ore.

Education

B.Sc.(Strathlyde) Ph,D., D.I.C. (Imperial College) MIM, PEng.

Publications

Recent

Kezhuan Gu, Neslihan Dogan, and KENNETH S. COLEY “Dephosphorization Kinetics between Bloated Metal Droplet and Slag Containing FeO: The Influence of CO Bubbles on the Mass Transfer of Phosphorus in the Metal” Accepted for Publication, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, DOI: 10.1007/s11663-017-1070-1

 Wangzhong Mu, NESLIHAN DOGAN, and Kenneth S. Coley “Agglomeration of non-metallic inclusions at the steel/Ar interface: model application” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, August 2017, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 2092–2103

Wangzhong Mu, NESLIHAN DOGAN, and Kenneth S. Coley "Agglomeration of non-metallic inclusions at steel/Ar interface: in-situ observation experiments and model validation" Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, October 2017, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 2379–2388

Kezhuan Gu, Neslihan Dogan, and KENNETH COLEY The Influence of Sulfur on Dephosphorization Kinetics between Bloated Metal Droplets and Slag Containing FeO"  Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, October 2017, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 2343–2353

Kezhuan Gu, Neslihan Dogan, and KENNETH COLEY “The Dynamic Interfacial Oxygen Potential between Iron-Carbon Droplets and 1 Oxidizing Slag” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, October 2017, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 2595–2606

Brian Jamieson and KENNETH COLEY "Kinetics of Silicothermic Reduction of Manganese Oxide for AHSS Processing" Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, June 2017, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 1613–1624

K. S. COLEY, “Progress in the Kinetics of Slag-Metal- Gas Reactions” The Journal of Mining and Metallurgy Section B, Volume 49 (2), 2013, pp191-199

S. Jones, K.S. COLEY, J.R. Kish, J.J Hoyt, “Corrosion Of Nickel-Containing Stainless-Steel In Concentrated Sulphuric Acid’; Potential Oscillations Predicted By Combination Of Kinetic Phenomena, J. Electrochem. Soc. Volume 160, issue 8, 2013, C326-C335

Stephen Jones, J. Kish, K. Coley, Prediction and Measurement of Corrosion Rates of Stainless Steel in Concentrated Sulfuric Acid. Corrosion Volume 69, 2013, pp 543-550

Worral and K. S. COLEY, “Defect Structure of the Pseudo-Phases of Wustite” Can Metall Quart, Volume 52, 2013, pp 23-33.

Pomeroy, G. Brown, M Barati and K. S. COLEY, “Comparison of the Electronic Conduction Mechanism in MnOx-CaO-SiO2 and FeOx-CaO-SiO2 Slag Systems” High Temperature Materials and Processes, v31, 2012, pp 231-236,

Zhu, M. P. King K. S. Coley, and G. A. Irons, “Progress in slag foaming in Metallurgical Processes” Metall and Mater Trans B. Volume 43, no 4, 2012, p 751-757.

E. B. Wasmund, K. S. COLEY, R Shaubel and J. Benedik, “A new technique to derive particle size distributions and aerosol number concentrations directly from thermophoretic data” Chem Eng Sci, Volume 65, Issue 14, 2010, pp4271-4284

E. Chen and K. S. COLEY, “Kinetic Study of Droplet Swelling in BOF Steelmaking” , Ironmaking and Steelmaking: Volume 37(7) October 2010, pages 541-545

E. J. Worral and K. S. COLEY, “ Kinetics of Reaction of CO/CO2 with Iron Oxide”, Metall and Mater Trans B,  Volume 41, Issue 4, 2010, pp 813-823.

Stephen Jones, Yanxu Li, K. S. COLEY, J Kish and M.B. Ives, “Kinetics of Nickel Sulphide Dissolution and Passivity of Nickel-Containing Stainless Steel in Concentrated Sulphuric Acid” Corrosion Science, Volume 52, Issue 1, 2010, pp 250-254

G. BROOKS , M. Rhamdhani, K. S. Coley, Subagyo, and Y. Pan, “Transient Kinetics of Slag Metal Reactions”,   Metall and Mater Trans B, Volume 40, Issue 3 (2009), Page 353-362

E. B. Wasmund and K. COLEY, “A study of nucleation and the early stage of growth of nickel powder from a vapour nickel carbonyl precursor” Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 64, Issue 10, 15 May 2009, pp 2353-2360

M. Barati and K. S. COLEY, “Relation between Electronic Conductivity of Iron Oxide-containing Slags and Reaction Kinetics with CO–CO2”  Met and Mater Trans B, Volume: 39, Issue: 1,  Feb,  2008, pp. 147 - 149  .

E. B. Wasmund and K. S. COLEY, “Modelling Of An Aerosol Reactor For Optimizing Product Properties” AIChE ,  Journal, v 53, n 6, June, 2007, p 1429-1440.

A. Rhamdhani, G. A. Brooks and K. S. COLEY, “Analysis of Interfacial Area Changes during Spontaneous Emulsification of Metal Droplets and Slag”  Metall and  Mater  Trans B, 37B, 2006, pp1087-1091.

Y Li, M.B. Ives,  and K. S. COLEY, “Corrosion Potential Oscillation of Stainless Steel in Concentrated Sulphuric Acid: I. Electrochemical Aspects” Corrosion Science , 48, 2006, pp1560-1570.

M. Barati and K. S. COLEY, A Comprehensive Kinetic Model for CO-CO2 Reaction with Iron Oxide Containing Slags   Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 37B, 2006, pp61-69.

M. Barati and K. S. COLEY, “Electrical and Electronic Conductivity of CaO-SiO2-FeOX Slags at Different Oxygen Potentials, Part II. Mechanism and a Model of Electronic Conduction” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 37B, 2006, pp 51-60.

M. Barati and K. S. COLEY, “Electrical and Electronic Conductivity of CaO-SiO2-FeOX Slags at Different Oxygen Potentials, Part I. Experimental Results” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 37B, 2006, pp 41-49

E. Chen and K. S. COLEY, “Kinetics of CO/CO2 reaction with Copper Slags” Can  Metall Quart, 45,  2006, pp 167-174

E. B. Wasmund and K. S. COLEY, “In-Situ Sampling Uncovers the Dynamics of Particle Genesis and Growth in an Aerosol Tube Reactor” Journal of Materials Science, 41, November 2006, pp 7103-7110

M. Rhamdhani, K. S. COLEY and G. A. Brooks, “Analysis of the source of dynamic interfacial phenomena during reaction between metal droplets and slag” Metall and  Mater  Trans B, 36B,2005, pp 591-604.

Geoff Brooks, Yuhua Pan, Subagyo and  K. S. Coley, “Modeling of Trajectory and Residence Time of Metal Droplets in Slag-Metal-Gas Emulsions in Oxygen Steelmaking” Metall and  Mater  Trans B, 36B, 2005, pp 525-535

M.A. Rhamdhani , G.A. Brooks and K.S. Coley, “Kinetics of metal/slag reactions during spontaneous emulsification ”Metall and  Mater Trans  B, 36B, 2005, pp  219-227

M. Barati and K. S. COLEY, “The Interfacial Reaction of CO-CO2 with CaO-SiO2-FeO x Melts, Part 1: Kinetics”, Metall and Mater  Trans B, 36B, 2005, pp170-178

Subagyo, G. A. BROOKS, and K.S. Coley, “Residence Time  of Metal  Droplets in Slag-Metal Emulsions”, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 44 [1], 2005, pp119-129

 F.-Z. Ji, M. Barati, K. COLEY and G. A. Irons, Overall Kinetics of Coal Injection into Iron Oxides Containing Slags, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 44 [1], 2005, pp85-94

Y.  Li, M.B. IVES, K.S. Coley and J.R. Rodda “Corrosion of Nickel-Containing Stainless Steel in Concentrated Sulphuric Acid”, Corrosion Science, 46, 2004, pp 1969-1979

M. B. Ives, K. S. Coley, and J Rodda, A Corrosion in Hot Gas Converters  of Sulphuric Acid Plant@JCSE, Volume 6, paper 21, www.jcse.org

Subagyo, G. A. BROOKS, K.S. Coley, and G. A. Irons, “Generation of Droplets in Slag-Metal Emulsuions Through Top Gas Blowing” ISIJ International, 43[7], 2003, 938-984

F. Ji, M. Rhamdhani, Subagyo, M. Barati, K. S. COLEY, G. A. Brooks, G. A. Irons and S Nightingale, “Treatment of Transient Phenomena in Slag-Metal-Gas Reaction Kinetics” High Temperature Materials and Processes, 22[5-6], 2003, 259-267

S. Street, K. S. COLEY and G. A. Irons, “Tin Solubility in CaO Bearing Slags”, Scandanavian Journal of Metallurgy, 30[6] 2001 pp358-363

Carruth, D. Baxter, F. Oliveira & K. COLEY, “Hot‑Corrosion of Silicon Carbide in Combustion Gases at Temperatures Above the Dew Point of Salts” Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 18 [16], (1999) pp 2331-2338

B. Monaghan, R.J. Pomfret and K.S. COLEY, “The Kinetics of Dephosphorization of Carbon Saturated Iron Using an Oxidizing Slag”  Metall  and Mater Trans B, 29B [1], (1998) pp 111-118

Xin Yu, A. F. Dick, R. J. Pomfret, and K. S. COLEY, " Mechanisms of Mould  Flux Attack of Submerged Entry Nozzles and Dissolution of Refractory Oxides in the Flux" ISIJ International, 37, (1997) pp 102-108.  

Xin Yu,  K. S. COLEY, and R. J. Pomfret, "Kinetics of Dissolution of Alumina in Continuous Casting Mould Fluxes" Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 28B, (1997) pp 275-279.

K. G-Ahari and K. S. COLEY, "Corrosion of a Silicon Infiltrated  Silicon Carbide Material in Combustion Atmospheres", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 17, (1997) pp 995-1001

K. G-Ahari , K. S. COLEY and J. R. Nicholls, "Statistical Evaluation of Corrosion of  Sialon in Burner Rig Simulated Combustion Atmospheres" J. Eur. Ceram. Soc, 17 , (1997) pp 681-688

M. H. Carruth, D. J. Baxter and K. S. COLEY, “Fuel Composition Effects on Burner Rig Corrosion of a Silicon Carbide Exposed at 1000 and 1300 C” Key Engineering Materials, 132-136, (1997) part 3, p 1613-1616

M. H. Carruth , D. J. Baxter and K. S. COLEY, “The Effect of Intergranular Phase Crystallinity on the Oxidation Rate of a Silicon Nitride”, Key Engineering Materials, 132-136, (1997) part 3, p 1645-1648

K. S. COLEY, B. S. Terry and P Grieveson, "Simultaneous Reduction and Carburization of Ilmenite", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 26B [3], pp 485- 494, (1995)

L. T. Dower and K. S. COLEY, Corrosion of Sialon by a liquid Aluminium Lithium Alloy and Fluxes Used in Aluminium Casting", Key Engineering Materials  113 (1996) pp 167-176.

M.J. Bennett, C.F. Knights, C.F. Ayers, A.T. Tuson, J.A. Desport, D.S. Rickerby, S.R.J. Saunders and K.S. Coley, "Corrosion - Resistant Silica Coatings Obtained by Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition", Materials Science and Engineering A139, pp. 91 - 102 (1991).

F. C Fellows, W. M. Steen and K. S. Coley, “Ceramic Coatings for High Temperature Corrosion Resistance by Laser Processing” Key Engineering Materials  , 46-47, pp 435-445, (1990)

K. S. COLEY, K. Blick and J.E. Rhoades-Brown, "The Effect of HCl on the Corrosion of a FeCrAlY Alloy in Simulated Coal Gasifier Atmospheres", Werkstoffe und Korrosion, 40, p.175-181 (1989).

K. S. COLEY, S.R.J. Saunders and A. Chrysanthou, "The Behaviour of Aluminium Chromium Ferritic Steels in Simulated Coal Gasification Atmospheres at 723K"Materials Science and Engineering A121, p.677-683 (1989).

K. S. COLEY, A.T. Tuson, S.R.J. Saunders, M.J. Bennett and C.F. Knights, "On the Stability of Amorphous Silica Coatings for High Temperature Service" Materials Science and Engineering A121, p.461-466 (1989)