Potential Effects of Direct Reduction on Mineral Requirements.
Proc 34th Ann Min Symp Sponsored by Minnesota Sec AIME and Min Resources Res Center :5 pages
Trends in consumption of minerals in iron and steel production were identified, and average and best practices were compared. The potential effects of direct-reduced material upon mineral supply needs were estimated for substitution in (1) blast furance burdens and (2) electric-arc steelmaking charges. Collateral factors are analyzed, and principal metallurgical, industrial, and environmental consequences are discussed. Implications for the iron ore industry of the Great Lakes region are mentioned.
Proc. 34th Ann. Min. Symp., Sponsored by Minnesota Sec., AIME, and Min. Resources Res. Center