Iron Metallurgy via Concentrated Solar Energy
AbstractEnvironmental protection is deeply rooted in current societies. In this context, searching for new environmentally friendly energy sources is one of the objectives of industrial policies in general, and of the metallurgical industries in particular. One of these energy sources is solar energy, which offers a great potential in high temperature applications, such as those required in metallurgy processes, when properly concentrated. In this paper, we propose the utilization of concentrated solar energy in ironmaking. We have studied the utilization of concentrated solar thermal in the agglomeration of iron ore mixtures and in the obtaining of iron via reduction with carbon (and coke breeze). The results from the experiments show the typical phases of the iron ore sinters and the presence of iron through smelting reduction. View Full-Text
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Fernández-González, D.; Prazuch, J.; Ruiz-Bustinza, Í.; González-Gasca, C.; Piñuela-Noval, J.; Verdeja González, L.F. Iron Metallurgy via Concentrated Solar Energy. Metals 2018, 8, 873.
Fernández-González D, Prazuch J, Ruiz-Bustinza Í, González-Gasca C, Piñuela-Noval J, Verdeja González LF. Iron Metallurgy via Concentrated Solar Energy. Metals. 2018; 8(11):873.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fernández-González, Daniel; Prazuch, Janusz; Ruiz-Bustinza, Íñigo; González-Gasca, Carmen; Piñuela-Noval, Juan; Verdeja González, Luis F. 2018. "Iron Metallurgy via Concentrated Solar Energy." Metals 8, no. 11: 873.
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