In the sintering pilot, a test using the mixture described in Table 2 was conducted. The sintering pilot consisted of a conical pot, with the smallest diameter being 270 mm and the largest diameter being 300 mm, a bed height ranging from 400 to 700 mm, and a volume ranging from 25.4 to 43.9 L.
The purpose of the sinter plant is to process fine grained raw materials into a coarse grained iron ore sinter, ready to be charged to the blast furnace. Sintering of fine particles into a porous clinker – sinter – is necessary to improve the permeability of the burden, making reduction easier.
EPA-600/2-75-014 August 1975 Environmental Protection Technology Series SINTER PLANT WINDBOX GAS RECIRCUUT10N SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION PHASE 1 ENGINEERING AND DESIGN U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development Washington, 0.