Reducibility properties of Erdemir samples

Akşit, Murat Özkan
The effect of physical, chemical and mineralogical properties on reducibility of iron containing raw materials were studied with the use of two pellets, one sinter and one lump iron ore sample provided by Erdemir integrated iron and steel works. Although Erdemir lump iron ore contained hematite, it was found to be less reducible than Erdemir sinter since porous structures are easier to reduce and in general sinters have a higher porosity as compared to lump ores. Experimental findings indicated that Erdemir pellet with a code B had the highest reducibility. On the other hand, the results of Erdemir samples were compared with those results obtained from the projects carried out in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department of METU in 1980̕s. In mentioned projects, samples of various lump iron ores and a concentrate, pellet and sinter from Turkish sources and imported lump iron ores of CVRD from Brazil and ISCOR from the Republic of South Africa were tested. Within the context of this thesis, a mathematical model that would fit to the reduction kinetics was studied and the porous solid model was found to be the best for Erdemir samples.


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Citation Formats
M. Ö. Akşit, “Reducibility properties of Erdemir samples,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.