The effect of sawdust on the properties of Dela iron ore pellets

Journal of Material Sciences & Engineering

ISSN: 2169-0022

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The effect of sawdust on the properties of Dela iron ore pellets

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science & Engineering

October 07-09, 2013 Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV, USA

S. P. Guluwita

Accepted Abstracts: J Material Sci

Abstract :

Iron ore are used to extract iron. For effective extraction process, the ore is subjected to agglomeration. Pelletizing is the one most commonly used agglomeration method in the world. Normally pellets are prepared using iron ore, binder and coke or coal. Sawdust is a waste product of the furniture industry. Teak wood and mahogany wood sawdust are widely available in Sri Lanka. In this study, teak sawdust was used to obtain porosity in pellets instead of coke. It is a combustible material at lower temperatures of approximately 200 ̊C. The effect of sawdust was studied on the compressive strength, porosity and reducibility of the prepared pellets. By this study it was found that lower amounts of sawdust with high sintering temperature gives the optimized properties for the pellets prepared with Dela iron ore.

Biography :

S. P. Guluwita has completed his B.Sc. engineering degree at the age of 27 years from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and M.Sc. degree from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in year 2000. Now he is reading (has to submit the thesis) his MPhil degree at University of Moratuwa. He is the lecturer of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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