Scientific Programme

  • Raw materials for DRI and Alternative Ironmaking
  • Iron ore production and processing
  • Process operations in gas based direct reduction technologies (MIDREX, HYL etc.)
  • Coal properties and preparation for alternative ironmaking
  • Process operations in coal based direct reduction processes (Rotary Kiln, SYNGAS based etc.)
  • Process operations in coal based smelting reduction processes (COREX, FINEX etc.)
  • New technologies under research and development with a promise to change the future (H2 based, in-bath technologies etc.)
  • Recycling of in-plant residues
  • CO2 Reduction and environmental aspects in the DRI industry
  • Automation and digitalization in the DRI and alternative ironmaking industry
  • DRI as an alternative raw material for iron and steelmaking (applications in blast furnace, EAF etc.)
  • Supply chain management for the DRI industry
  • Shipping and logistics of DRI
  • Plant management and economics
  • Process simulation and modelling