, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 39–48 | Cite as

An Examination of the New Direct Smelting Processes for Iron and Steelmaking

  • John J. Moore
Extractive Metallurgy


This paper discusses the need for a radical technological change to take place in the production of iron and steel and suggests the salient features that should be addressed. In this respect, five new direct smelting steelmaking systems which, at least in part, provide some measure of meeting these salient features, have been examined and compared with the present blast furnace/basic oxygen furnace route. It is suggested that future ministeel plants may benefit from adopting one of these new direct smelting units when used in conjunction with converter steelmaking and continuous-casting facilities.


Blast Furnace Molten Iron Composite Pellet Direct Reduce Iron Final Reduction 
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