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Special Issue "Fundamentals of Advanced Pyrometallurgy"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Extractive Metallurgy".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 17386
Special Issue Editors
Interests: pyrometallurgy; phase equilibria; viscosity; refractories; ironmaking; steelmaking; copper smelting; recycling
Interests: new ironmaking technology; blast furnace longevity and safety; low-carbon sintering and pelleting; metallurgical big data and artificial intelligence
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Interests: thermodynamics; phase equilibria; viscosity; waste and by-product treatment; recycling of secondary and complex materials; metal refining
Special Issue Information
Pyrometallurgical technologies have the advantages of processing low-grade ores, high productivity and easy control of by-products. With the depletion of minerals and the growing interest in the processing of secondary raw materials, new pyrometallurgical technologies have been developed in recent years that are more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly processes. Some examples include HIsmelt in ironmaking, oxide metallurgy in steelmaking and oxygen bottom blowing in copper and lead industry. These new technologies have enabled complex primary and secondary raw materials to be processed and advanced steel materials to be produced more efficiently.
High-temperature reactions inside the furnaces are difficult to be observed directly. Fundamental understanding of new technologies is essential for optimization of the processes and applications of these processes for other metals. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight recent research related to pyrometallurgy to face current challenges in metal production. Results from both experimental studies and simulations are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Baojun Zhao
Prof. Dr. Jianliang Zhang
Dr. Xiaodong Ma
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- Low-grade resources
- Process development
- Iron and steel
- Nonferrous metals
- Thermodynamic and viscosity modeling