Direct Iron Ore Smelting Process for Ironmaking – IspatGuru
Ramesh Singh, in Applied Welding Engineering (Second Edition), 2016. Smelting. Smelting is an energy-intensive process used to refine an ore into usable metal. Most ore deposits contain metals in the reacted or combined form. Magnetite (Fe 3 O 4), hematite (Fe 2 O 3), goethite (αFeO[OH]), limonite (the generic formula for limonite is FeO[OH].nH 2 O), and siderite (FeCO 3) are iron ores, and .Beneficiation of Iron Ore and the treatment of magnetic iron taconites, stage grinding and wet magnetic separation is standard practice.This also applies to iron ores of the non-magnetic type which after a reducing roast are amenable to magnetic separation. All such plants are large tonnage operations treating up to 50,000 tons per day and ultimately requiring grinding as fine as minus 500 .