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Fundamentals of the Cupola Furnace: Applications—Mass and Energy Balances

  • José Antonio Pero-Sanz ElorzEmail author
  • Daniel Fernández González
  • Luis Felipe Verdeja
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Abstract

This chapter describes the process of cast irons production in cupola furnace, main type of furnace used in the production of this engineering material. Different solved problems about mass and energy balances will help the reader in the understanding of the cast irons production. The importance of raw materials is also considered in this chapter, as optimization problems in the utilization of the raw materials are presented. Solved problems regarding the desulphurization and dephosphorization are also included.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Antonio Pero-Sanz Elorz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Fernández González
    • 1
  • Luis Felipe Verdeja
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Escuela de Minas, Energía y MaterialesUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain

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