Volume Changes of High-grade Iron Ore Pellets Reduced in a Fixed Bed under Isothermal and Non-isothermal Conditions

J. K. WRIGHT
1977 Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan  
Synopsis The volume change of h(gh-grade iron ore pellets reduced in a fixed bed under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions was investigated. It was fo und that under isothermal reduction conditions, the volume change was highl)' temperature dependent and abnormal swelling (greater than 20°o volume increase) was observed at temperatures above 850' C. R eduction under 1I01l-isothermal conditions, ill which the pellet bed temperatures were increased at constant heating rates, resulted in a
more » ... s, resulted in a marked decrease in the Jwelling of the pellets. i n some instances pellet shrinkage occurred. Th~ meta IIi :::ed pellet strengths were foun d to be a function of the volume change on/;', alld were independent of the reduction procedure. 18 ) .J . Wright and R . .J . Tyler: " The Effec t of R edu<: ing Condition s on the Pore Stru<:ture of M etalli zed Iron Ore Pellets," TrailS. Soc. Jl;filling Eng. AIJ1;fE, in press. Research Article
doi:10.2355/isijinternational1966.17.726 fatcat:wei2wxk6cjht3eaexodmnuewry