Future of Process Metallurgy

Eiki Kasai, Takazo Kawaguchi, Koji Saito

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This section has two major points of emphasis: Development of sustainable future metallurgical processes and the fusion of ideas from different disciplines for technology innovation. One of the core technical problems facing the steel industry, which is the largest metallurgical industry, is to develop a new technology to produce iron in the future from the viewpoint of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission. This section describes the development of a novel ironmaking process based on a process used extensively in copper and nickel production. This also represents an appropriate example of linkage between ferrous and nonferrous technologies that is highly beneficial and thus should take place in greater extents in the future for the growth of both industries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial Processes
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages164
ISBN (Print)9780080969886
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Blast furnace
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Coke
  • Concentrate
  • Energy balance
  • Energy consumption
  • Excess driving force
  • Flash ironmaking
  • Flow sheet
  • Fluidized bed
  • Hydrogen
  • Iron ore fines
  • Kinetics
  • Magnetite
  • Material balance
  • Natural gas
  • Net present value
  • Pelletization
  • Pressure swing adsorption
  • Process simulation
  • Reformerless
  • Steam-methane reforming
  • Taconite
  • Water gas shift reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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