direct-reduction process

direct-reduction process

[də¦rekt ri′dək·shən ‚präs·əs]
(metallurgy)
Any of several methods for extracting iron ore below the melting point of iron, to produce solid reduced iron that may be converted to steel with little further refining.
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The pellets supply the blast furnace and direct-reduction processes that account for about half of Mexico's steel production.
Wenger said a shift to Corex-type, direct-reduction processes and electric furnaces is expected to obviate the coke-oven and blast-furnace smelting tracks in 21st Century steelmaking.

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