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