About the book
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.