This book focuses on agglomeration, or the size enlargement process, of iron ores. This process sits at the interface of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. The book begins with a discussion of raw materials preparation and the beneficiation process. It then describes fundamental principles of the sintering and pelletization processes, including formation of green mix through granulation and green balls as well as chemical reactions during sintering. Finally, it offers a brief description of iron making processes and correlations related to the agglomerates: quality parameters and BF productivity and coke rate.

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 3|26 pages

Iron-Making Processes

chapter 4|12 pages

Agglomerates in Iron-Making Processes

chapter 5|26 pages

Process of Sintering

chapter 6|68 pages

Sintering Fundamentals

chapter 8|14 pages

Sinter Mineralogy

chapter 11|10 pages

Pelletization Process

chapter 12|38 pages

Green Pelletization: Process and Mechanism

chapter 13|8 pages

Quality of Green Pellets

chapter 14|26 pages

Induration of Green Pellets

chapter 16|18 pages

Quality of Indurated Pellets

chapter |12 pages