Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Iron Ores

Volodymyr Shatokha

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine


Geoscience Development Strategies Economics Classification Mechanical Properties Physicochemical Properties Sintering Briquetting Direct Reduced Iron Waste Management Recycling Sustainability

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This book will provide the multidisciplinary reader with comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of research, technologies and innovations related to iron ores and their applications. The content embraces industrial sectors and technologies dealing with exploration and processing of iron ores and therefore covers wide range of research fields including geoscience, exploration, resource development, comminution, beneficiation, agglomeration (pelletizing, sintering, briquetting), reduction and smelting, etc. Our approach encourages lifecycle thinking and holistic understanding of innovations and industrial synergies across the entire production chain.

Advanced research methods will be also broadly represented with focus on mineralogy, characterization, mechanical and physicochemical properties. With iron being a basis for industrial development sustainable future depends upon our ability to address the growing demand for steel while decoupling emissions from economic growth in order to tackle climate crisis. Therefore, chapters dealing with the environmental and economic sustainability aspects are appreciated.

Although iron ores have been explored and studied for millennia, in permanent processes of research and innovation, new, often interdisciplinary, topics arise. We do not limit authors only to traditional themes and welcome the chapters reflecting cutting-edge research beyond the conventional boundaries.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 12th 2020

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: September 1st 2020

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Review results due: November 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 19th 2021

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About the editor

Volodymyr Shatokha

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine

Volodymyr Shatokha graduated in 1982 as the Ferrous Metallurgy engineer and in 1985 received a PhD degree from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (since 1999 - National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine). In 1998 he received the title of Professor with the Ironmaking Chair. During 1999-2002 he was the Dean of the Metallurgical Faculty. Since 2002 he works as the Vice Rector for Research and Education. His research deals mainly with properties of iron ore materials, physicochemical processes of ironmaking, recycling methods, sustainability analysis etc. He is the author of over 180 research papers, 7 books, 10 patents. He is the honorary Professor at the Inner-Mongolia University of Science and Technology, China, visiting professor to The University of Tokyo (2013). Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (2010). Fellow of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme for the EU climate and energy policy studies (since 2015).

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