|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Professor Ramana G. Reddy
||Status of the Development of Flash Ironmaking Technology
||H.Y. Sohn, Yousef Mohassab, Mohamed Elzohiery, De Qiu Fan, Amr Abdelghany
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The flash ironmaking process being developed at the University of Utah is aimed at producing iron directly from iron oxide concentrate. In this process, the concentrate is reduced by H₂ and CO gas mixture produced from the partial oxidation of natural gas in a flash reactor. Natural gas represents an economically viable reductant/fuel for the flash ironmaking. The rate equations for the reduction kinetics by H₂, CO and H₂+CO gas mixtures were determined in the temperature range 1150-1600 °C. These rate equations were applied to experimental results from a laboratory flash reactor using CFD simulation. A new mini pilot reactor, which is capable of operating at 1250-1550 °C with a concentrate feeding rate of 2-5 kg/h, has been installed. Commissioning of the reactor with an emphasis on preheating of the reactor, production of reducing gas mixtures and the feeding and collection of iron ore concentrate particles has been completed.
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