Material Sciences, Chemical Sciences


Pellet-Sinter Composite Agglomerate (PSCA) of Iron Oxide Fines for Use in Blast Furnace


Material Sciences, Chemical Sciences

Focus Area:

Sinter Production

Social Benefits:

It also uses steel plant's waste materials viz. LD sludge, mill scale etc (5-10%) with iron oxide microfines, The process yields a very good quality sinter even at the lower basicity that is usable in blast furnace, It increases the fines acceptability (30% above normal) improving permeability and decreases energy consumption (-20%) and flux consumption.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), Jharkhand

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

In Pellet-Sinter Composite Agglomerate (P-SCA), iron oxide pellets are embedded in to the sinter mass. P-SCA for use in blast furnace has been developed with Indian iron ore to utilize the micro-fines in sintering.

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