In Phase 1 of this research, Harmonite replaced and/or reduced the consumption of powdered coal
, and hard or soft clays.
The PCI facility - the largest of its kind in the world - blows finely powdered coal
into the centre of the furnace, speeding up the steelmaking process.
1 gram of accurately weighed powdered coal
was heated with concentrated sulfuric acid along with potassium sulfate K2SO4 (catalyst) in a long necked flask (kjeldihas flask).
For integrated steel producers this can mean retrofitting blast furnaces for granulated or powdered coal
injection, eliminating coke altogether.
Finely powdered coal
is now being blown into the blast furnace - a process that will cut costs and accelerate output.
This is what happens to the powdered coal
in seacoal in your mold.
The PCI process will blow powdered coal
into the heart of the blast furnace, speeding up production from 8,500 tonnes to 10,000 - or nearly enough to build half a Transporter Bridge - a day.