Future directions in steelmaking

Prof Geoff Brooks

How will iron making technology adapt to the increasing emphasis on decarburisation – reducing carbon content in steel?

Professor Geoffrey Brooks will present ‘Future Directions in Steelmaking Technology’ at the third international forum on high temperature minerals processing (HiTeMP-3), which is being held from Sept 26 – 28, 2022, at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide and online.

This presentation will concentrate on how steelmaking technologies can adapt to the significant changes in iron production associated with the introduction of hydrogen into ironmaking technology. For example, Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) operators will need to address issues such as increases in slag generation, “iceberg” melting, yield loss, mixing, slag foaming, drop in productivity and nitrogen control. While, Oxygen Steelmakers will deal with variable feeds and evolve their process towards processing higher percentages of solid feel materials and lower carbon content irons.

Can existing furnaces be adapted to these changing circumstances or will new steelmaking technologies need to be developed?

Geoffrey Books is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Product Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. He has published over 200 papers on fundamental aspects of pyrometallurgy, including extensively on steelmaking, aluminium and magnesium. 

Details and registration are available on the HiTeMP-3 Forum website.

Tagged in HiTeMP, green steel, hydrogen, decarbonisation