Dr. Govind Sharan Gupta, Professor, Dept of Materials Engg, IISc, Bangalore, India. He is involved in various inter-disciplinary research projects which are fundamental and industrial in nature. He is involved both in theoretical and experimental work.
Week 1 : Introduction to Iron Making, Raw Materials
Week 2 : Materials preparation and properties, Agglomeration: Pelletisation & Induration
Week 3 : Agglomeration: Sintering and Transport processes in a blast furnace: Temperature, Burden Distribution
Week 4 : Transport processes in a blast furnace: Aerodynamics of Blast Furnace
Week 5 : Transport processes in a blast furnace: Description of physical and chemical processes in the upper zones of a blast furnace.
Week 6 : Transport processes in a blast furnace: Description of physical and chemical processes in the lower zones of a blast furnace (dropping, raceway and hearth zones
Week 7 : Productivity of the blast furnace, Irregularities and process control in the blast furnace
Week 8 : Environmental issues related to ironmaking, A brief description of alternative rout of iron making
SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:
A K Briswas, Principles of Blast furnace Ironmaking, SBA Publication, Kolkata, 1984
Modern Blast Furnace Ironmaking, M. Geerdes, H. Toxopeus and C. Vliet, IOS Press, Delft University, 2nd Edition, 2009
R.H. Tupkary and V.R. Tupkary, An Introduction of Modern Iron Making, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2013
A. Ghosh and A. Chatterjee, Ironmaking and Steelmaking: Theory and Practice, Pergamon, 2013
Additional learning: Other books and research paper references will be provided during the lecture.