Heikkilä, A.; Iljana, M.; Bartusch, H.; Fabritius, T. (2019) Reduction of iron ore pellets, sinter and lump ore under simulated blast furnace conditions. METEC & 4th ESTAD, 24 to 28 June 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Reduction of iron ore pellets, sinter and lump ore under simulated blast furnace conditions
|Author:||Heikkilä, A.1; Iljana, M.1; Bartusch, H.2;|
1University of Oulu, Finland
2VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, Germany
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202101252625
|Publish Date:|| 2021-01-25
A blast furnace (BF) is the dominant process for making iron in the world. The blast furnace is charged with coke and iron burden materials including iron ore pellets, sinter and lump ore. While descending in the blast furnace the charge materials reduce. The iron bearing materials should reduce fast and remain in solid form until as high temperature as possible to ensure reaction contact with reducing gas and iron oxides. This research focuses on the reducibility of iron ore pellet, sinter and lump ore in the blast furnace shaft. The experiments were carried out isothermally with Blast Furnace Simulator (BFS) high-temperature furnace at four different temperatures (700oC, 800oC, 900oC and 1000oC) for 300 minutes. The experimental atmosphere consisted of CO, CO₂, H₂, H₂O and N₂ simulating the conditions in blast furnace shaft. It was found out that lump ore has lowest reduction rate at all test conditions. Iron ore pellets reduce fastest at lower temperature and is bypassed by sinter at higher temperatures. Furthermore, the reduction rate of sinter and iron ore pellets start to resemble each other in higher temperatures.
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METEC & 4th ESTAD, 24 to 28 June 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany
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216 Materials engineering
The work presented here has been carried out with a financial grant from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) of the European Community with Grant Agreement No:709816 and project title “Online Blast Furnace Stack Status Monitoring”.
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