Modeling of physico-chemical phenomena during induration of magnetite pellets

LKAB Contact Charlotte Andersson    LTU Contact Viswanathan Nurni/ Bo Bjorkman
Posted in Smart pellets

Quantifying the physico-chemical phenomena of a single pellet as it makes an excursion through a thermal and gaseous environment in an indurating reactor is very important. This helps in both predicing the pellet quality as a function of reactor process parameters as well as working backward in seeking optimum process parameters for new grades of raw materials.  

The project objective is to quantify individual processes, namely, sintering, oxidation, heat transfer by studying them in isolation by conducting focused experiments seeking physics of these invidual phenomon.  Subsequently integrate them using modeling methodology.