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This is when solid particles stick to one another, and while this is an undesirable feature in many powder and particle processing operations, it is essential for the successful sintering of iron ore fines, coke and fluxes into a suitable blast furnace feed.
Essar Steel Minnesota is developing the Minnesota iron ore project near Nashwauk in Minnesota, US. Image: courtesy of Essar Resources. The project includes the construction of an open pit mine and a seven million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) pellet plant.
Evolution of Blast Furnace Iron Making. The origin of the first smelting of iron is concealed in the unrecorded history of human civilization. The first evidence of iron implements being used in ancient times actually comes from Egypt where an iron tool was found in a joint between two stones in a pyramid.
The company's African operations span through South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar, Tanzania, Zambia and Namibia and its strategy has shown significant results in improving the quality of life for the people, while nurturing the environment that has produced good quality coal, copper, iron ore and limestone.