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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_furnace

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 melt bronze. ..... to combine with the coke to release additional energy and increase the percentage of reducing gases present which is ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_iron

Pig iron is an intermediate product of the iron industry. Pig iron has a very high carbon content, ... Smelting and producing pig iron and other iron products was known to the Ancient Egyptians and gradually ... Until recently, pig iron was typically poured directly out of the bottom of the blast furnace through a trough into a ladle ...

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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 ...

www.steel.org/making-steel/how-its-made/processes/how-a-blast-furnace-works.aspx

Iron oxides can come to the blast furnace plant in the form of raw ore, pellets or ... Sinter is produced from fine raw ore, small coke, sand-sized limestone and ...

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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.

www.britannica.com/technology/iron-processing

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.

science.howstuffworks.com/iron3.htm

A blast furnace is charged with iron ore, charcoal or coke (coke is charcoal made from coal) and limestone (CaCO3). Huge quantities ... Pig iron contains 4 to 5 percent carbon and is so hard and brittle that it's almost useless. If you want to do  ...

www.interstahl.com/en/steel-wiki/pig-iron-production.html

Pig iron is produced in a blast furnace. Before it is refined to create steel, it is very hard and brittle.

www.essentialchemicalindustry.org/metals/iron.html

Iron is produced by reduction of iron ore, which is often a mixture of oxides, using carbon, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen. While the blast furnace is the ...