Method of extraction of iron from its ore

Method of extraction of iron from its ore

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
iron is extracted from hematite(Fe2O3) ore.It is carried out inthree steps:-
(1)concentration-the ore is concentrated by removing impurities like soil etc. The
process involves the crushing and washing of ore.
(2)calcination or roasting-roasting is performed to remove moisture, CO2, impurities of sulphur, arsenic
(3)reduction of ore-process of reduction is carried out in blast furnace
the caobon monooxide formed in the blast furnace is reacted with Fe2O3 to form iron
The liquid iron runs downward and is collected to the bottom

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