1996 Volume 36 Issue 8 Pages 991-999
The thermal diffusivity and conductivity of iron ore pellet were determined by measuring temperature at surface and centre of pellet during heating and applying heat balance. The effect of firing temperature of pellets and its porosity on thermal conductivity were determined. The mineralogical changes on firing were investigated. The results were analysed by applying model equation and on the basis of basic sintering parameters to determine effective thermal conductivity at zero porosity with radial heat transfer.