A STUDY ON NICKEL CONTAINING IRON ALLOY PRODUCTION FROM WEST ANATOLIAN REGION LATERITIC ORES


Colakoglu C., Derin B., Yücel O.

Symposium on Extraction and Processing Division held at the TMS 2009 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San-Francisco, Costa Rica, 15 - 19 February 2009, pp.719-723 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: San-Francisco
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Page Numbers: pp.719-723

Abstract

In this study, nickel containing iron alloys were produced by carbothermal reduction of lateritic nickel ores obtained from Manisa - Caldag region of Turkiye in order to investigate the reaction mechanism of nickel and cobalt. In the experiments, the lateritic ore containing 1.58 wt.% Ni and 0.12 wt.% Co was calcined in a semi-pilot scale rotary furnace at 1100 degrees C for I hour. Then, a mixture of calcined ore and metallurgical coke was reacted in sintered alumina crucibles using a graphite resistance tube furnace at different time (0-60 min) and temperature (1500-1600 degrees C).