Special Issue "Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Novel Technologies in Steelmaking Engineering"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editor

Industrial Metallurgical Engineering School, Federal Fluminense University, Volta Redonda, 27255-125 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Interests: modeling and simulation of steelmaking processes; energy and environment issues; green steel production-net zero carbon
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We aim to publish a Special Issue of the journal that presents a set of themed articles on “Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Novel Technologies in Steelmaking Engineering”. The focus will be on the actual status and developments of the theories and practices applied to steelmaking processes and engineering to discuss new insights into ongoing technologies. Special interest is on the analysis of new approaches aiming to enhance the effectiveness, clean energy sources, and raw materials availability. Our Special Issue will cover relevant topics of interest, such as:

  • Raw materials selection for green steel;
  • Kinetic and thermodynamic modeling applied to sintering, blast furnace, and Shaf furnace processes;
  • Modeling and innovative practices applied to steelmaking processes;
  • CALPHAD and kinetics modeling approaches of ironmaking and steelmaking processes;
  • Big Data, expert systems, and artificial intelligence approaches for process analysis, control, and new developments;
  • New alternative processes for net zero carbon of ironmaking and steelmaking processes;
  • Industrial trials aiming at sustainable developments on the green ironmaking steelmaking process chain.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Jose Adilson De Castro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • raw materials
  • shaft furnace
  • sintering
  • self-reducing
  • blast furnace
  • LD
  • BOF
  • EOF
  • DRI
  • net-zero carbon

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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