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Agglomeration Seminar NyKoSi

SINTEF and The Norwegian Ferroalloy Producers Research Association (FFF) invite to an agglomeration seminar in Trondheim with special focus on briquetting and pelletizing. The target group is primarily the FFF industry members. NyKoSi (a FFF project) is the organiser of the seminar.


Gløshaugen, PFI building, 5th floor, Auditorium 5101
Høgskoleringen 6B
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Selected experiences with production and use of agglomerates for ferroalloys are presented during the first day. On the second day, the focus will be industrial production and use of agglomerates, from iron ore and ilmenite pellets to briquette production and the roller press technique. Agglomeration by mixing and production and use of industrial binders are also emphasized. There will be an opportunity for technical visits at SINTEF/NTNU including a demo on briquetting in a small roller press, after the seminar.


Experiences with Production and use of Agglomerates for Ferroalloys

11:30 Lunch and registration
12:30 Welcome
Session 1: Experience with Agglomerates, by Ferro Alloy Producers
13:00 Carbon based Briquettes - a Review
Viktor Myrvågnes, Elkem
13:30 Experiences with coal based Briquettes at Finnfjord
Ørjan Berntsen, Finnfjord
14:00 Agglomeration at Eramet
Leif Hunsbedt, Eramet and Peter Cowx, Pyrometallurgical Concultancy
14:30 Production and use of Agglomerates at Elkem Iceland
Torsteinn Hannesson, Jon Vidar Sigurdsson, Elkem Iceland
15:00 Coffee break
Session 2: Research Projects with Support from the Research Council of Norway
15:30 NyKoSi: New Composites for Silicon and Ferrosilicon Production
Bodil Monsen, SINTEF
16:00 Agglomeration Activities in SING: Silicon Production with quartz and carbon pellets
Li Fei, NTNU
16:30 Agglomeration Activities in "Waste to value" and SFI Metal Production
Aud Wærnes, SINTEF, Gro Eide and Stephen Leite, Elkem
19:00 Dinner


Industrial Production and use of Agglomerates

Session 3: Pellets and Briquettes
08:30 Ilmenite Pellet Production and use at TIZIR
Arne Hildal and Stian Seim, TIZIR
09:00 Iron Ore Pellet Production at LKAB
Kent Tano and Magnus Tottie, LKAB 
09:30  Euragglo-Komarek roller presses: Applications in the fields of carbon, metallurgy and steel-mills 
Pascal Hervieu, Euragglo
10:00 Briquette Production and use in different Applications by Carbomax
Martin Bjurström, Carbomax
10:30  Coffee break
Session 4: Mixing and bonding etc
11:00 Industrial Binders from Borregaard - Production and Applications
Kristoffer Lund, Borregaard
11:30  Mixing and Agglomeration in Eirich Mixers
Marcus Mueller, Eirich
12:00  Open discussion 
12:15  Lunch 
14:00  Demo on Briquetting in a small Roller Press (B050A)
Steinar Prytz and Edith Thomassen, SINTEF 
14:30  Technical Visits at SINTEF 
Seminar committee:
Bodil Monsen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry Ansattinfo mangler
Viktor Myrvågnes, Elkem
Ørjan Berntsen, Finnfjord AS


Hotel suggestion
Scandic Lerkendal, near the PFI building:
Clarion Hotel & Congress Center, where the dinner is served:


Høgskoleringen 6B