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Process Modeling of an Iron Ore Sintering Bed for Flue Gas Recirculation  

Ahn, Hyung-Jun (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
Choi, Sang-Min (한국과학기술원 기계공학과)
Cho, Byung-Kook (POSCO 기술연구원)
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Journal of the Korean Society of Combustion / v.16, no.4, 2011 , pp. 23-30 More about this Journal
In the iron and steel manufacturing, sintering process precedes blast furnace to prepare feed materials by agglomerating powdered iron ore to form larger particles. There are several techniques which have devised to improve sintering production and productivity including flue gas recirculation(FGR) and additive gas enriched operation. The application of those techniques incurs variations of process configurations as well as inlet and outlet gas conditions such as temperature, composition, and flow rate which exert direct influence on reactions in the bed or the operation of the entire plant. In this study, an approach of sintering bed modeling using flowsheet process simulator was devised in consideration of FGR and the change of incoming and outgoing gas conditions. Results of modeling for both normal and FGR sintering process were compared in terms of outgoing gas temperature, concentration, and moisture distribution pattern as well as incoming gas conditions. It is expected to expand the model for various process configurations with FGR, which may provide the usefulness for design and operation of sintering plant with FGR.
Iron ore sintering; Gas conditions; FGR; Process simulator;
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