Minimising Carbon Waste in Pyrometallurgical Reduction Processes
The AusIMM Perth Branch is pleased to invite you to this technical talk with William Spencer, Murdoch University/PhD Student/Specialist Metallurgist.
About this event
Conventional pyrometallurgical processes use coal as a fuel and reducing agent for processing ilmenite (FeTiO3) and iron oxide (Fe2O3) to produce synthetic rutile and sponge iron, respectively. This process is often carried out at relatively high temperatures that require a significant amount of coal burning to generate sufficient heat and energy to reduce oxides. However, pyrometallurgy contributes approximately 8% of greenhouse gases emitted globally per annum in addition to solid carbon as waste material.
It is essential to consider alternative options, including using renewable fuels in reduction methods to minimise greenhouse gas emissions while converting solid carbon waste into bioactivated carbon.
This presentation aims to explore and highlight the role of renewable biomass (wood) in the synergistic pyrometallurgical process.
48 Ord Street
West Perth WA 6005
Monday, 13 February 2023
5.00pm – 7.00pm (UTC+08:00)