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1st Edition

Flash Ironmaking

  • Available for pre-order on February 15, 2023. Item will ship after March 8, 2023
ISBN 9781032377759
March 8, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 133 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses the two major issues facing the modern steel industry: CO2 emissions and energy consumption. The steel industry accounts for 6.7% of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions and consumes 6% of the total energy consumed in manufacturing. In response to these critical issues, a new technology called flash ironmaking has been developed, aimed at producing iron directly from iron ore concentrate using gaseous reductants/fuels such as natural gas or hydrogen. This ironmaking technology takes advantage of the rapid reaction rate of fine particles and bypasses the palletization process. This book discusses the principles of flash ironmaking, laboratory experiments, and design and operation of a prototype flash reactor.

• Provides theories and principles of ironmaking and a novel ironmaking technology.

• Includes laboratory experiments to establish the kinetic feasibility of flash ironmaking.

• Covers the design and operation of a prototype flash reactor as well as the design of industrial-size flash ironmaking reactors.

• Describes various cases of flow sheet development, which forms the basis for process analysis and simulation

• Presents economic analysis case studies.

Presenting a novel technology that addresses contemporary issues facing one of the largest manufacturing industries, this book is aimed at professionals and researchers in metallurgy, materials engineering, manufacturing engineering, and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

1. Issues Facing the Steel Industry. 2. Basic Properties and Natural Sources of Magnetite. 3. Concentration and Use of Magnetite Mineral. 4. Principles of Iron Oxide Reduction. 5. Current Technologies for Ironmaking. 6. Development of the Flash Ironmaking Technology (FIT). 7. Reduction Kinetics of Magnetite Concentrate Particles. 8. Tests in a Laboratory Flash Reactor. 9. Operation of a Pilot-Plant Scale Flash Reactor. 10. Design of Industrial Flash Ironmaking Reactor. 11. Flow Sheet Development and Process Analysis. 12. Economic Analysis

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H. Y. Sohn is Distinguished Professor, Metallurgical Engineering at University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include Development of Flash Ironmaking; Plasma-Assisted Chemical Synthesis of Inorganic Nanomaterials; and Process Modeling. He received various prestigious awards and delivered numerous plenary lectures including a briefing to the U.S. Congress on environmental issues in the metallurgical industry. Dr. Sohn has co-authored 5 monographs, 36 book chapters, 5 patents, some 600 papers, co-edited 20 books and served as a Director of TMS-AIME and was a U.S. DOE Fossil Energy Lecturer.