Production of Iron & Ferro Alloys

Course Name: 

Production of Iron & Ferro Alloys (MT320)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


History of Iron Making, Traditional Iron Making, Evolution of Blast Furnace, Iron Making in India. Iron ores of the world: Distribution; Indian iron ores, limestones and coking coal deposits, problems associated with Indian raw materials. Iron ore beneficiation and agglomeration, theory and practice of sintering and pelletising, Testing of burden materials, Blast Furnace Reactions, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Fundamental studies, Blast furnace design, other auxiliary units, plant layout, recent developments in the design & operation of blast furnace, irregularities in operation and their remedies, Blast furnace refractories and instrumentation; Blast furnace slag & gas: importance, formation and use. Direct reduction methods, Details of some commercial processes like Rotary Kiln, Electric Pig Iron Furnace, HYL, Midrex, Fluilised Bed, Corex Process, Pyrophoricity of DRI, Ferroalloy Furnaces, Production of FeSi, FeMn and FeCr, Nitrided Ferroalloys.


Making, Shopping and Treating of Steel, 10th Edition, Edited by United States Steel, 1985; or 11th Edition Edited by the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, 1999.
Strasburger, Brown, Stephenson & Dancy, B. F. Theory and Practice, Vol. I & II, 1969, Gordon & Reach, New York.
Ghosh and A. Chatterjee, Ironmaking and Steelmaking: Theory and Practice, PHI Learning (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2008.
A. K. Biswas, Principle of Blast Furnace iron making, SBA Publications, Calcutta, 1981.
Kurt Meyer, Pelletizing of Iron Ores Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Newyork, 1980.
K. K. Prasad & H.S. Ray, Advances in Rotary Kiln Sponge Iron Plant.
Robert L. Stephenson, Direct reduced iron Technology & Economics of production and use, 1980, Iron & Steel Society of AMIE.
C. K. Gupta and A. K. Suri, Ferroalloys Technology in India, C. K. 1982, Milind Pub., New Delhi.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
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