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The Fundamentals of Liquid Flow Through A Reactive Packed Bed

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The substantive effects of liquid (iron and oxide) reactivity with packed coke beds on liquid flow will be measured. This will address major limitations of current flow models based on cold analogue experiments. High temperature experiments will simulate conditions in the lower zone of an iron making blast furnace (BF), providing insights into how chemical reactions affect the critical issue of liquid flow. This knowledge is essential for refinement of models used to manage ironmaking, and the attainment of maximum furnace life. The project will provide a greater understanding of key phenomena occurring in the BF, a vastly improved process model, and a skilled doctoral researcher.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0883817

Local Award Id


  • 10148

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The substantive effects of liquid (iron and oxide) reactivity with packed coke beds on liquid flow will be measured. This will address major limitations of current flow models based on cold analogue experiments. High temperature experiments will simulate conditions in the lower zone of an iron making blast furnace (BF), providing insights into how chemical reactions affect the critical issue of liquid flow. This knowledge is essential for refinement of models used to manage ironmaking, and the attainment of maximum furnace life. The project will provide a greater understanding of key phenomena occurring in the BF, a vastly improved process model, and a skilled doctoral researcher.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0883817

Local Award Id


  • 10148