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Important iron ore characteristics and their impacts on sinter quality – a review

Minerals & Metallurgical Processing , 2015, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 88-96

Lu, L.


In this review, the sintering process is first described and analyzed to identify the key factors affecting the structure and quality of iron ore sinter. Under fixed sintering conditions, the granulation efficiency, nucleus stability and primary sinter melt volume and properties of the iron ore are considered to have significant influence on the sinter structure and quality. Discussion is then focused on the effects of the chemical, physical and mineralogical characteristics of the iron ore on these key factors, and the consequences for sinter quality.