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- Recovering iron and zinc values from steel plant dusts with simultaneous destruction of organic wastes: the envIRONment process
- Brooks, Geoffrey A.; Worner, H. K.; Reilly, L.
- The EnvIRONment process has been developed to treat steel works dust and organic wastes simultaneously. A pelletised feed is fed into a special DC electric furnace, the pellets becoming immersed in a molten slag above a carbon saturated bath. The iron oxide in the pellets is reduced and carburised whilst the organics are broken down to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and water vapour. Volatile metals are vapourised and collected in the baghouse. Over two years of trials in a 100 kg DC electric arc furnace has brought the process to the stage where it is ready for commercialisation.
- Publication type
- Conference paper
- Proceedings of 'Adding value to our resources, our future', the 1995 AusIMM Annual Conference, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 23-26 March 1995
- Publication year
- Bath smelting processes; Electric arc furnace; EnvIRONment process
- Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
- 9781875776207, 1875776206
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1995.
- Peer reviewed