Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Biomass Materials for Metallurgical Applications


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1CSIRO Mineral Resources, Pullenvale (Brisbane), Australia

2University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, China

3University of Newcastle, Callaghan (Newcastle), Australia


Biomass Materials for Metallurgical Applications

Description

Steels and other metals are by far the most widely used of metallic materials and will continue to be vitally important to our society. However, production of steel and other metal products from virgin raw materials is currently energy intensive, requires substantial use of fossil-based carbon sources, such as coal and coke, and results in high CO2 emissions. Based on the statistics available, the production of primary metals is believed to contribute about 5-6% to total world greenhouse gas emissions. Hence there have been considerable efforts over the years in examining the use of biomass based materials in primary metal production as a fuel and reductant in place of fossil fuel carbon sources. The biomass material is not only CO2 neutral, but also likely contains less S, N, Cl, and other heavy metal elements, which are harmful to both the environment and human health as well as metal quality.

The special issue on the biomass materials for metallurgical applications is dedicated to the recent advances in the characterisation, processing, and utilisation of biomass materials for metallurgical operations. We solicit high quality and original research articles as well as review papers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advanced characterisation techniques of biomass materials
  • Fundamental research related to the applications of biomass materials for primary metal productions
    • Pyrolysis of raw biomass materials
    • Biomass/gas reactions
    • Biomass/ore reactions
    • Biomass/liquid metal interactions
  • Lab, pilot, and plant scale investigation of the applications of biomass materials for primary metal productions
  • Life cycle assessment of the economic and environmental aspects of biomass utilisation in primary metal productions

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7297136
  • - Editorial

Biomass Materials for Metallurgical Applications

Liming Lu | Xianchun Li | ... | Zhiqiang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4067237
  • - Research Article

Innovative Process to Enrich Carbon Content of EFB-Derived Biochar as an Alternative Energy Source in Ironmaking

Hadi Purwanto | Alya Naili Rozhan | Hamzah Mohd Salleh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3807609
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Carbonisation Gas from Coal and Woody Biomass and Reduction Rate of Carbon Composite Pellets

Tateo Usui | Hirokazu Konishi | ... | Paulo S. Assis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2138268
  • - Research Article

Carbothermal Reduction of Iron Ore in Its Concentrate-Agricultural Waste Pellets

Zhulin Liu | Xuegong Bi | ... | Wei Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1019438
  • - Research Article

Effects of Treated Cow Dung Addition on the Strength of Carbon-Bearing Iron Ore Pellets

Qing-min Meng | Jia-xin Li | ... | Hong-ming Long
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9404801
  • - Research Article

Gasification Reaction Characteristics between Biochar and CO2 as well as the Influence on Sintering Process

Min Gan | Wei Lv | ... | Tao Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9407259
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Properties of Agricultural Residuals-Iron Concentrate Pellets

Zhulin Liu | Xuegong Bi | ... | Yayu Wang
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