ISIJ International
Online ISSN : 1347-5460
Print ISSN : 0915-1559
ISSN-L : 0915-1559
Regular Article
Influencing Factors and Effects of Assimilation Characteristic of Iron Ores in Sintering Process
Shengli WuGuoliang ZhangShaoguo ChenBo Su
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2014 Volume 54 Issue 3 Pages 582-588


Iron ore’s assimilation characteristic reflecting the beginning formation temperature of liquid phase in sintering process plays very important role on the fluidity of liquid phase and bonding strength of sinter body. Experimental study of assimilation characteristics of 12 kinds of iron ores were conducted using micro-sinter equipment, and pure reagent simulating tests of assimilation characteristic were also carried out for the purpose of achieving the influence of chemical composition on the assimilation characteristic. In addition, effects of assimilation characteristic of iron ore on the fluidity and bonding capacity of bonding phase were also researched. This study showed that SiO2 and LOI promoted the assimilation of iron ore, low Al2O3 (<1.5 mass%) was good to the assimilation, but high Al2O3 (≥1.5 mass%) was bad, MgO was adverse to assimilation of magnetite concentrate. In addition, lower assimilation temperature of iron ore led to higher superheat degree of liquid phase at a certain sintering temperature, then higher liquid fluidity and bonding strength.

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