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Title: Production of iron from metallurgical waste

Abstract

A method of recovering metallic iron from iron-bearing metallurgical waste in steelmaking comprising steps of providing an iron-bearing metallurgical waste containing more than 55% by weight FeO and FeO equivalent and a particle size of at least 80% less than 10 mesh, mixing the iron-bearing metallurgical waste with a carbonaceous material to form a reducible mixture where the carbonaceous material is between 80 and 110% of the stoichiometric amount needed to reduce the iron-bearing waste to metallic iron, and as needed additions to provide a silica content between 0.8 and 8% by weight and a ratio of CaO/SiO.sub.2 between 1.4 and 1.8, forming agglomerates of the reducible mixture over a hearth material layer to protect the hearth, heating the agglomerates to a higher temperature above the melting point of iron to form nodules of metallic iron and slag material from the agglomerates by melting.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nu-Iron Technology, LLC (Charlotte, NC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1093553
Patent Number(s):
8,535,411
Application Number:
13/187,937
Assignee:
Nu-Iron Technology, LLC (Charlotte, NC) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-05GO15185
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Hendrickson, David W, and Iwasaki, Iwao. Production of iron from metallurgical waste. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Hendrickson, David W, & Iwasaki, Iwao. Production of iron from metallurgical waste. United States.
Hendrickson, David W, and Iwasaki, Iwao. Tue . "Production of iron from metallurgical waste". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1093553.
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abstractNote = {A method of recovering metallic iron from iron-bearing metallurgical waste in steelmaking comprising steps of providing an iron-bearing metallurgical waste containing more than 55% by weight FeO and FeO equivalent and a particle size of at least 80% less than 10 mesh, mixing the iron-bearing metallurgical waste with a carbonaceous material to form a reducible mixture where the carbonaceous material is between 80 and 110% of the stoichiometric amount needed to reduce the iron-bearing waste to metallic iron, and as needed additions to provide a silica content between 0.8 and 8% by weight and a ratio of CaO/SiO.sub.2 between 1.4 and 1.8, forming agglomerates of the reducible mixture over a hearth material layer to protect the hearth, heating the agglomerates to a higher temperature above the melting point of iron to form nodules of metallic iron and slag material from the agglomerates by melting.},
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