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Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Steelmaking and Casting Processes

2015/16-2019/20 • $110,000 • PI
In the 21st century the Canadian metals industry is facing major challenges and the iron and steel industry is no exception. All steelmakers are aiming for energy efficient and environmentally friendly operations and at the same time improving and optimizing the steelmaking and casting processes...

Innovative Low Melting Liquid Metal Model for Optimizing Argon Injection Practices during Steelmaking and Continuous Casting for Productivity and Quality Improvements

2018/19-2019/20 • $102,856 • PI
Steelmakers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, and simultaneously maintain high quality of continuously cast steel slabs because of stringent quality demands imposed by their customers. However, increasing productivity has detrimental effects on slab quality, and defects and...

Fluid flow modeling of a curved continuous slab casting mold

2019/20 • $94,667 • PI
Flat product manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, and simultaneously maintain high quality of continuously cast steel slabs because of stringent quality demands imposed by their customers. However, increasing productivity has detrimental effects on slab quality,...

Enhancing liquid metal quality and productivity in a slab caster through physical and mathematical modelling

2016/17-2018/19 • $200,000 • PI
Flat product manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase productivity, and simultaneously maintain high quality of continuously cast steel slabs because of stringent quality demands imposed by their customers. However, increasing productivity has detrimental effects on slab quality,...

Modeling of RTFT water atomization steel powder production process

2016/17-2018/19 • $107,142 • PI
The production of metal powders by water atomization is a well established process, which can be used to produce a wide range of particle sizes. A careful control of the particle size distribution is necessary, to atomize powders with a high quality and at a low production cost. Rio Tinto is one...

Electroslag re-melting (ESR) of H13 steel: recycling and environmental process research

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
The Electroslag Remelting process (ESR) is a consumable electrode remelting process for producing high*value steel ingots used in aerospace, energy, mining and tooling applications. Passage of an Alternating*Current (AC) from the electrode to the crucible creates resistive heating in the slag...

Physical and Mathematical Modeling for a novel Process Development for Pyrometallurgical extraction of Vanadium

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
The Clear Hills deposit currently holds one of the world's largest compliant resources of vanadium pentoxide -with 2.45 billion pounds of contained V2O5 in-place. Vanadium is present mostly in the tailings of the ironrecovery process. It is undeniable that the future will experience significant...

Tundish open eye formation: Quantify the effect and improve steel cleanliness

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Arcelor Mittal Dofasco is the largest producer of steel in Canada with an annual production of 4.2 million tons. Its major products are pipeline grades and automotive grades, both of which requires high quality slabs. One of the major problems AM Dofasco faces during continuous casting is...

Physical and mathematical modelling of molten salt electrolytic cells for design and performance enhancement

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (KPM) is a process development company working in a broad range of metallurgical processes, including molten salt electrolysis. KPM currently sees an opportunity for electrolytic cell improvements. In order to improve KPM's abilities in cell improvements, and...

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