The Kinetics of Direct Reduction of Iron Oxides with Methane

  • Alexandru Domşa
  • Ludovic Szabó
  • Zeno Spîrchez
  • Attila Pálfalvi


The possibility of using methane gas for the direct reduction of ferrous oxide is discussed. On the basis of theoretical considerations and experimental results, the conclusion is drawn that, by introducing the methane directly in the reaction space, both the reduction of oxides into metallic iron and the continual regeneration of the reducing agents can be achieved. Due to the intense catalytic and self-catalytic nature of the reactions which take place in the complex system thus formed, the rate of reduction is high, resulting in an increased productivity of the industrial equipment. The products obtained can be used both in siderurgy and in powder metallurgy.


Iron Oxide Carbon Black Iron Powder Metallic Iron Direct Reduction 
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© Metal Powder Industries Federation and The Metallurgical Society of AIME 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Domşa
    • 1
  • Ludovic Szabó
    • 1
  • Zeno Spîrchez
    • 1
  • Attila Pálfalvi
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic InstituteClujRumania

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