|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||7th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
||Flash Reduction of Magnetite and Hematite Concentrates with Hydrogen in a Lab-Scale Reactor for a Novel Ironmaking Process
||Yousef Mohassab, Mohamed Elzohiery, Hong Yong Sohn
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
As part of the development of a novel flash ironmaking process at the University of Utah, a lab-scale flash reactor was used to produce iron directly from iron oxide concentrate. This work tested the feasibility of the novel flash ironmaking process using the partial combustion of hydrogen as fuel and reductant. In this flash reactor, the energy required to reduce concentrate particles was obtained from the internal combustion of hydrogen and oxygen with complementary energy from electrical resistance heating to compensate for the heat loss. After the reaction shaft was electrically pre-heated, hydrogen and oxygen streams produced a non-premixed flame inside the reaction shaft. Various conditions such as flame configuration, flame power, positions of concentrate feeding ports, excess hydrogen amount and residence time were tested. More than 90% reduction of magnetite or hematite was achieved at temperatures as low as 1175 °C with <100% excess hydrogen in <10 s of residence time.
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