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A Novel Flash Ironmaking Process

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) - Salt Lake City, UT

A novel ironmaking process is proposed that reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gases compared with blast furnaces and coke ovens. A falling stream of iron ore particles is directly converted to metal in just seconds using low cost natural gas. This project seeks to demonstrate the scaleup feasibility of the process allowing for new ironmaking capacity at a significantly lower capital cost than with traditional systems.