The COBO Process Applied To Chromite Agglomeration

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 773, 1976

Nils G. Lindberg, Manager, Ferrochrome Production, AB Ferrolegeringar, Trollhattan, Sweden. Thomas S. Falk, Chief Process Engineer, Agglomeration and Grinding, Sala International AB, Sala, Sweden

The first industrial COBO (Cold Bound) pelletizing plant began operation in May 1975 at Trollhattan, Sweden. A technical description of the process, together with operational experience with the plant, forms the basis of this paper.
Keywords: COBO Process, Chromite, Agglomeration, Pelletizing, Mineral processing, Sintering, Grinding, Balling, Drying, Autoclaving, Loading, Steam curing.