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A blast furnace is a type of metallurgical furnace used for smelting to produce industrial metals, ... He suggests that early blast furnace and cast iron production evolved from furnaces used to mel...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Iron and steel

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Iron from the blast furnace is an alloy of about 96 percent iron, with carbon and ... Other metals are often added, such as vanadium and chromium, to produce ...

The chemistry of steelmaking. Blast furnace. - School Science

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The Blast Furnace is a large steel structure about 30 metres high. ... The largest Blast Furnaces in the UK produce around 60 000 tonnes of iron per week. ... Suggest why the Blast Furnace metal contains such a high percentage of carbon.

Iron and steel - Introduction to their science, properties, uses

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Aug 21, 2015 ... The iron made in a blast furnace is an alloy containing about 90–95 percent iron, 3–4 percent carbon, and traces of other elements such as ...

Iron - How Products Are Made

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Iron ore is converted into various types of iron through several processes. The most common process is the use of a blast furnace to produce pig iron which is ...

blastfurnace - pgsteelcompany - Sites - Google

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Ordinary pig iron as produced by blast furnaces contains iron, about 92 percent; carbon, 3 or 4 percent; silicon, 0.5 to 3 percent; manganese, 0.25 to 2.5 percent; ...

A Brief History of Iron and Steel Production - Saint Anselm College

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The result is cast iron, which contains from 3 to 4.5 percent carbon. ... While blast furnaces produced cast iron with great efficiency, the process of refining cast ...

Creating Iron - How Iron and Steel Work | HowStuffWorks

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The more advanced way to smelt iron is in a blast furnace. A blast furnace is charged with iron ore, charcoal or coke (coke is charcoal made from coal) and ...

Blast Furnace | International Iron Metallics Association | IIMA

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The blast furnace remains an important part of modern iron production. ... the coke to release additional energy and increase the percentage of reducing gases  ...

The Extraction of Iron - Chemwiki

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Nov 29, 2015 ... Extracting iron from iron ore using a Blast Furnace. The common ... Coke is produced by heating coal in the absence of air. Coke is cheap .... than pure iron. The higher the percentage of carbon, the harder the steel becomes.

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How a Blast Furnace Works - American Iron and Steel Institute

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The blast furnace is a huge, steel stack lined with refractory brick, where iron ore, ... Sinter is produced from fine raw ore, small coke, sand-sized limestone and ...

iron and steel - Chemguide

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This page looks at the use of the Blast Furnace in the extraction of iron from iron ore, and the conversion of the ... Coke is produced by heating coal in the absence of air. .... The higher the percentage of carbon, the harder the steel becomes.

iron processing | Britannica.com

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The product of the blast furnace became known as pig iron from the method of .... Together, these nine countries produce 80 percent of the world's iron ore.