**About this Abstract** |

**Meeting** |
**2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
** |

**Symposium
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**9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing
** |

**Presentation Title** |
Optimization Method for Iron Ore Blending Based on the Sintering Basic Characteristics of Blended Ore |

**Author(s)** |
Li Ning, Li Jiaxin, Long Hongming, Chun Tiejun, Mu Gutian, Yu Zhengwei, Wang Ping |

**On-Site Speaker (Planned)** |
Yu Zhengwei |

**Abstract Scope** |
The basic characteristics of iron ore, including assimilation, fluidity, cohesive phase strength and the ability to produce calcium ferrite, are often used to evaluate the sintering properties of iron ore and guide the optimization of iron ore blending. Six kinds of common iron ore used in a steel company in China were selected in this work. The basic characteristics of the single iron ore and blended iron ores were studied, as well as the difference between weighted averages of basic characteristic index of single iron ores and the real value of basic characteristic index of blended iron ore under different ore blending ratios. The results shew that the liquid phase liquidity, cohesive phase strength and calcium ferrite formation ability had a significant linear positive correlation with SiO2 content. The weighted average of basic characteristic index of single iron ore cannot fully reflect the actual blended iron ore properties. The optimization of the blending ratio can be achieved through the detection of the basic characteristics of the mixed iron ore, combined with the basic characteristics of iron ores. |

**Proceedings Inclusion?** |
Planned: |