ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
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Operation Trial of Hydrogenous Gas Injection of COURSE50 Project at an Experimental Blast Furnace
Shiro Watakabe Kazuya MiyagawaShinroku MatsuzakiTakanobu InadaYukio TomitaKoji SaitoMasao OsamePeter SikströmLena Sundqvist ÖkvistJan-Olov Wikstrom
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2013 Volume 53 Issue 12 Pages 2065-2071


COURSE50 (CO2 ultimate reduction in steelmaking process by innovative technology for Cool Earth 50) carried out COG and reformed COG (RCOG) injection operation trials at LKAB’s experimental blast furnace in Luleå in cooperation with LKAB and Swerea MEFOS. Operation trials were successfully carried out. Input of C in both COG and RCOG injection periods decreased comparing the base period, because of increase in H2 reduction instead of C direct reduction that is a huge endothermic reaction. However poor penetration depth of injected gas from shaft tuyere made furnace efficiency worse. Hot top gas injection increased temperature of top gas and upper part of the furnace. Efficiency of hot top gas injection was not clear as sinter degradation did not occur in the base period.

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