AIST Lecture: Ironmaking research activities at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben

April 25, 2017 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
WB 130
184 College St
Toronto, ON M5S 3E4

AIST Invited Lecture

Title: Ironmaking research activities at the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy, Montanuniversität Leoben

Montanuniversität Leoben, located in the state of Styria in Austria, bears a long and rich history of mining and metallurgy. Established in 1840 during the Hapsburg period, this university is a very successful and specialized institution in Europe, offering study and research opportunities in various disciplines of Mining, Metallurgy and Material Science. The first part of this lecture will consist of a brief introduction of the Chair of Ferrous Metallurgy and its research activities. The research work related to ironmaking will be presented in detail, with a special focus on coke, coal and sinter characterization. Different novel methods of characterization will be discussed in detail, along with the effect of alkaline elements on ironmaking processes and coke/slag wetting behavior in the bosh zone of the blast furnace.

The 2nd part of the presentation will contain more detailed information about the university, admission and selection procedures and living in Austria. Students and researchers aspiring to study in Austria are encouraged to be present.

About the Speaker 

Anrin Bhattacharyya was born in Calcutta on 13th July 1986. He gathered considerable experience in blast furnace and alternative ironmaking processes after attaining his M.Eng. degree from Jadavpur University. Afterwards, he wrote his doctoral thesis from Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria. Together with Primetals, he developed a standard method of testing the suitability of lumpy and briquetted chars from non-coking coals for use in melter-gasifiers. His expertise also includes property and character evaluations of BF raw materials such as coal, coke and sinters leading to optimized usage. He has worked in several industrial projects with Voestalpine Linz and Voestalpine Donawitz, Primetals, Alzchem, ThyssenKrupp and POSCO.

Lunch will be served after the lecture. Please register online for this event.

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