Iron ore pelletizing process: an overview (book chapter)


Brazil is the second-largest producer of iron ore in the world. Brazilian richer superficial deposits are composed of brittle material with fine texture and significant amounts of fines are generated during mining and transport. Another type of ore found in this country is the itabirites that have lower iron contents. Beneficiation and concentration steps are required to prepare these materials for the pelletizing process. A general view of Brazilian types of iron ores, mines, and mining companies is given in this work. Special attention is given to pelletizing and the influence of mineralogical characteristics of different ores on the production and final properties of iron ore pellets.

MORAES, Sandra Lucia de; LIMA, José Renato Baptista de; RIBEIRO, Tiago Ramos. Iron ore pelletizing process: an overview. In: SHATOKHA, Volodymyr. Iron ores and iron oxide materials. London: IntechOpen, 2018. Chapt.3, p.41-60.

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