In a blast furnace, fuel, ores, and flux (limestone) are continuously supplied
through the ... He suggests that early blast furnace and cast iron production
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Iron is extracted from iron ore in a huge container called a blast furnace. ... burns
in air to produce heat, and reacts to form carbon monoxide (needed to reduce ...
limestone, calcium carbonate, helps to remove acidic impurities from the iron by ...
The iron ore, coke and limestone ("charge") is fed into the blast furnace from the
top. Once inside the hot furnace the coke reacts with the blast of air (containing
oxygen) making carbon monoxide ... To do this limestone is added to the charge.
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 is produced (extracted) in a blast furnace by reducing iron oxides with
carbon and it is ... coke and limestone is continuously fed into the top of the blast
furnace. .... (3) Calcium carbonate (a base) is then added to remove the acidic
The blast furnace Back to reactivity page. blast furnace. The raw materials (
haematite, coke and limestone) are fed into the top of the furnace. Hot air is
Historically, most iron ore is converted to iron using a blast furnace, although a
number ... three important raw materials: iron ore, coal converted to "coke", and
limestone. ... The three raw materials are added to the top of the blast furnace. ...
Fe2O3, with the carbon monoxide to produce molten iron metal and carbon
Why is limestone added to the blast furnace during the extraction of iron? Why is
... The iron produced by a blast furnace, called pig iron, is not very useful.
The most common process is the use of a blast furnace to produce pig iron which
... reducing the carbon content and adding other elements such as manganese ...
to produce pig iron in a blast furnace are iron ore, coke, sinter, and limestone.
Pig-iron is produced from iron and coke in a blast furnace. ... type of impurities in
the iron different fluxes are added, for example limestone (for siliceous iron ore) ...