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2011-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
|Flogen Star OUTREACH
|2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
The melting rate of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) is simulated with the aid of a CFD computational code. Due to the complex nature of DRI it is represented by metallic particles in the simulations. The computational domain includes a realistic geometry as well as multiphase flow conditions. Some of the problems with multiphase flow are indicated in this work. A more fundamental knowledge on the melting rate of metallic particles in a slag-liquid steel system has been obtained with this investigation.The effect of processing variables such as arc length and particle properties such as density, temperature and particle size on the melting rate have been investigated. The results of this work report the melting time of metallic particles as a function of the previous variables.