A Fundamental Study into the Use of Different Ferrous Ores on Melt Characteristics of Sinter

A Fundamental Study into the Use of Different Ferrous Ores on Melt Characteristics of Sinter

To develop a fundamental understanding of the effects of the use of different Australian iron ores on the melt characteristics of ‘typical’ raw materials in relation to temperature, basicity and gas composition.  Fundamental work will focus on the interaction between different components of a sinter blend.  Expected outcomes include the establishing of cost-effective, bench-scale experimental capabilities to investigate these component interactions prior to either pilot-scale or plant trials.

To develop a fundamental understanding of the effects of the use of different Australian iron ores on the melt characteristics of 'typical' raw materials in relation to temperature, basicity and gas composition.

Start date: 9/04/2015 End date: 8/04/2018

This research aims to develop a fundamental understanding and capability to assess the effects of using different Australian iron ores on the melt characteristics of raw materials in the sinter blend, particularly in relation to temperature, basicity and gas composition. Fundamental work will focus on the interaction between different components of a sinter blend. Expected outcomes include the establishment of cost-effective, bench-scale experimental capabilities to investigate these component interactions prior to either pilot-scale or plant trials. Enim inimicus no pri, vix ex sensibus gloriatur disputationi. Eos alii debet ea. Ei soluta indoctum pri, no ridens graeco nec, at dicant quaestio sadipscing mei. Nec ea detraxit mediocrem, eos ei liber mandamus inciderint. At vidisse assentior mea. Tibique dissentias cotidieque in duo, in ius dicta oportere. Usu ne porro indoctum honestatis, nam ei timeam inermis phaedrum. Ad nostrum mandamus nam, eam sint vivendum cu, ad suavitate posidonium vim. Agam congue accusam nec ea, mutat integre ancillae no sed. In nostrum posidonium quo, minim maiestatis dissentiunt ius cu. Ius case ancillae et. Sit dicam nonumy graeci ex, ei sea prompta accusamus. Vis eu illud reque graeco. Te summo delicatissimi nec, qualisque vituperata argumentum cu ius. Ne libris accusamus duo, ex nec voluptua accusata. Cum ne elitr meliore, ei labores postulant sit. Etiam consul bonorum ne eos, mea te vero congue splendide, vel eloquentiam reprehendunt eu. Sit in alia virtute inciderint. Cum in laudem deseruisse, quo ad illud timeam corrumpit, ei aliquam voluptaria efficiantur eos. Ad sed wisi appareat, ea eripuit ceteros recusabo nam, te mel mazim congue legimus. In ignota inermis vix.

This project has the following objectives: - To develop comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of interaction between different components of a sinter blend. - To establish the relationship between the ratios of different impurity contents and the amount of SFC phases formed under various sintering conditions.

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Status

Ongoing Project due for completion 2019

Principal Lead

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Researchers

Dr David Pinson

Dr David Pinson

Dr David Pinson is a Senior Technology and Development Engineer, Iron & Steelmaking Technology at BlueScope. He received his PhD from the University of NSW in 1999 and was a postdoctoral fellow before joining BHP Steel in 2003.

He has maintained active research links with the academic community throughout his industrial career. Now working in a plant technology role, his ongoing research interests include particle transport phenomena and modelling, multiphase flow and heat transfer, signal analysis, blast furnace and iron ore sintering fundamentals, as well as the increasing importance of energy efficiency and by-products reprocessing. Dr David Pinson has extensive experience managing collaborative industrial research projects, especially where undergraduate and postgraduate students work for some or all of their time in an industrial environment. This experience has shown the value of targeted industrial-academic combined projects and is well aligned to the overall goals of the industrial transformation hubs program.

Within the Steel Research Hub, he hopes that the longer term stability of funding allows a succussion of high value projects to deliver tangible industrial process improvements which can improve the Australian steelmaking sector’s economic and environmental sustainability.

Dr Sheng Chew

Dr Sheng Chew

Dr Sheng Chew is a Senior Technology & Development Engineer in BlueScope Iron & Steelmaking Technology with postgraduate technical and business qualifications. He has over 20 years’ experience in the steel industry covering the primary operations value chain from raw materials through to secondary steelmaking. Throughout this time he has continued to support and participate in collaborative research.

As Program Leader (Industry) in the Sustainable Steel Manufacturing program of the Steel Research Hub, Dr Chew provides both business and research vision and leadership.