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Less than 10 years ago, a study showed that a silica lining also was reduced by magnesium and magnesium sulfide from treated iron returns, but when oxygen is stripped from silica by magnesium or magnesium sulfide to form magnesium oxide, virtually no loss of lining material occurs.
The idea in BLG is that sulfur in the product gas would combine with solid calcium mid magnesium to form calcium sulfide (CaS) and magnesium sulfide (MgS).
Since the lowest free energy state for magnesium is magnesium oxide, the magnesium arid magnesium sulfide are constantly looking to react with something from which it can obtain oxygen.