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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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STEENKAMP, J.D.  and  DU PREEZ, L.. Introduction to the production of clean steel. J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. [online]. 2015, vol.115, n.6, pp.557-561. ISSN 2411-9717.

This paper introduces the concept of clean steel production from a pyrometallurgist's perspective to the broader metallurgical community. A simplistic overview of the steelmaking process from iron ore to car body manufacturing is followed by an introduction to the South African steel industry and the technologies that it utilizes. The process is illustrated by an overview of the flow sheet and technologies for the production of clean steel at Saldanha Steel, South Africa.

Keywords : ironmaking; steelmaking; clean steel.

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