Some Practical Applications of Fundamental Sinter Research

CIM Bulletin, 1960


This paper is the sequel to that on Developments in Sintering Efficiency delivered by Davies and Mitchell at the International Ore Dressing Congress, Stockholm, 1957. Attention is drawn to the fundamental concept of sintering as a heat transfer process, in which the ignition heat is continually transferred onward through the bed as a heat wave. By its passage, this heat initiates endothermic 'changes, such as carbonate decomposition, whose energy requirements are supplied by the combustion of the fuel contained in the bed.
Keywords: Air, Coke, coke, endothermic, heat wave, ironstone, sinter, Cokes, Cooling, Heat, Ignition, Sinter, Sintering, Temperature, waves