Associate Professor Tom Honeyands

Associate Professor Tom Honeyands

Professor

School of Engineering

Striking while the iron is hot

A human story behind the headlines, Professor Tom Honeyands is seeking to put science behind the mining downturn.

Tom Honeyands

The sun may be setting on the west's golden iron age, but Professor Tom Honeyands maintains there's no need to panic – if the industry can work smarter, not harder. Indeed, while Australia is uniquely vulnerable to China's economic crisis, it's also uniquely placed to compete for the attention of its struggling steel producers.

"The quality of iron ore and the knowledge to use it efficiently has really come to the fore," he asserts.

"The countries that do this best will do much better in the current circumstances."

Though sparking a wrestling match between mining's heavyweights and policy makers, and just about everyone else, Tom concedes the commodities slump dually allows scientists to be at the coalface of cost minimisation and value-adding efforts. A metallurgical specialist with more than 26 years' experience in consulting, research and process engineering, he is aiming to boost the viability and productivity of our nation's careworn minerals sector.

"I look specifically at the use of iron ores in ironmaking," the New Zealand native explains.

"The goal is to cement an understanding of its properties and how they behave in different processes, such as sintering and blast furnace ironmaking."

Iron clad beginnings

Tom's research career began in 1991, when he undertook a PhD at the University of Newcastle. Building a full-scale model of steel caster using perspex and water, he used the three-year probe to examine the fluid mechanics of thin slab caster moulds.

"With this type of casting, the same volume of fluid goes into a much smaller area, which causes oscillating waves to form on the surface of the caster," the chemical expert elaborates.

"This causes product defects."

"I discovered you can use electromagnetic breaking to stop them from happening, however."

"I relied on computational fluid dynamics to explore the magnetic forces at play."

Signing on to become a Research Engineer at the then BHP Central Research Laboratory after receiving his award in 1994, Tom sought to expand his knowledge of these and other ironmaking processes.

"My most memorable and challenging task was probably at Port Hedland in Western Australia," he muses.

"I was part of the technical team working to improve the operability of the Boodarie Iron, hot briquetted iron plant."

"I led an investigation into the sintering of hot, partially reduced iron ore as it flowed between fluidised bed reactors."

"We had access to specialist laboratory equipment that simulated the high-temperature, high pressure process," he comments.

"Cooling the first reactor was found to be beneficial – dense shells of metallic iron were no longer formed on the iron, which allowed reduction to proceed and made the ore less sticky."

"This discovery led to the creation of a patented test methodology for the sticking of particulate solids."

"It was subsequently licensed to POSCO, a South Korean steelmaking giant."

The big picture

In September 2006, Tom became the Director of Creative Process Innovation, a small, highly specialised consultancy business based in the Hunter. Concentrating on research project management and technical marketing, the accomplished academic looked to foster industry growth both locally and overseas.

"I also developed Marx' Value in Use (VIU), which is a mathematical model of smelting and sintering processes that quantifies the value, or lack of value, of iron ore," he adds.

Teaming up with the University of Newcastle, Auckland University, the CSIRO and the "who's who" of major global mining companies in 2012, Tom endeavoured to advance the science and engineering that underpins measurement of the transportable moisture limit (TML) for iron ore fines through the AMIRA P1097 project.

A ship's rocking motion can potentially lead to bulk cargoes behaving like a liquid, compromising vessel safety. The P1097 project selected and modified a TML test specifically calibrated to iron ore fines shipment, contributing to the new International Maritime Organisation schedule for iron ore fines as well as a draft international standard.

Experiments and exports

Tom joined the University of Newcastle in October 2015, opting to take on leadership roles at its Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research (CIMR) and the "properties and end use stream" of its ARC Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore. Using small-scale laboratory furnaces and microscopy techniques, he's seeking to mimic and better understand sintering and ironmaking processes.

"We're currently simulating smelting in a real blast furnace at small scale. The critical part is the soft melting zone, which controls the productivity of the whole process," Tom shares.

"We're studying the interactions that occur when you charge lump iron ore in with the sinter and pellets."

"The primary goal is to help customers get the best out of these products."

In the former area, however, Tom is mostly interested in structural changes.

"The structure of the iron ore bed changes quite dramatically during the sintering process, and in so doing, determines the quality of the sinter and its performance in the blast furnace."

Funded by BHP Billiton and the ARC, Tom is set to run an interstate study on these complex changes in early 2016.

"We'll be using the Synchrotron in Melbourne to do x-ray CT scans and build up a 3D picture of the structure – how strong it will be and how easily it will reduce," he clarifies.

"We'll also be using sinter pot experiments, which are pilot-scale simulation devices housed in the CSIRO in Queensland and Zhejiang University in China."

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Career Summary

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Newcastle in 2015, I spent 20 years working in an industrial R&D environment and 6 years as a metallurgical consultant. 

While at BHP Billiton Research, I worked on a range of industrial research spanning continuous casting of steel; steelmaking; manufacturing, transport and use of direct reduced iron; manganese smelting; iron ore geometallurgy use in iron and steelmaking.

A key focus of the iron ore research was to define a link between fundamental iron ore properties and their performance in ironmaking processes.

While working for Creative Process Innovation, I developed the Marx Value in Use (VIU) model which has been applied on more than 35 VIU studies for major and junior iron ore miners.  I also led the AMIRA P1097 project on transportable moisture limit (TML) of iron ores and the P1150 project on moisture measurement and control for iron ore conveyor systems.

Research Expertise

  • Characterisation of ironmaking raw materials relevant to their end-use (e.g., iron ore for sintering, iron ore sinter, lump and pellets for blast furnace ironmaking)
  • Applied research with focus on understanding process fundamentals (e.g., the iron ore sintering and FINMET processes)
  • Formulation of research programs to achieve desired, tangible outcomes (e.g., results that can be used in technical marketing and/or solve commercial-scale problems)

Teaching Expertise

Delivered in-house iron and steelmaking training to Iron Ore miners (50 courses and almost 800 trainees)


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Auckland - NZ

Keywords

  • Blast Furnace Ironmaking
  • Direct Reduced Iron
  • Iron Ore Geometallurgy
  • Iron Ore Properties
  • Iron Ore Sintering
  • Value In Use Modelling

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2009 - 31/08/2015 Director

Creative Process Innovation provides an independent metallurgical consulting service, focussed on research project management, technical marketing and process improvement.

Creative Process Innovation
Australia
1/06/2006 - 31/08/2009 Iron Ore Research Leader

The Iron Ore Team was focused on the areas of geo-metallurgy and technical marketing for BHP Billiton’s Iron Ore Business.

BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
1/03/2002 - 31/05/2006 Serior / Principal Research Engineer

Process analysis and control and Manganese Technical Marketing team leader. Team Leader for a group responsible for making incremental improvements to BHP Billiton operations worldwide, primarily in the areas of pyrometallurgy, process optimization, process modeling and process control. 

BHP Billiton Research Labs
1/06/1995 - 28/02/2002 Research Engineer - Boodarie Iron Process Support and Technical Marketing

Leader of a team responsible for technical marketing of Boodarie Iron (hot briquetted iron), in the Asian Market.  The team also improved operability of the processing plant itself 

BHP Billiton Research Labs
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Caffer G, Rafiei P, Honeyands T, Trotter D, 'Understanding the melting characteristics of HBI in iron and steel melts', SEAISI Quarterly (South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute), 34 16-28 (2005)

An experimental and modelling program has been conducted by BHP Billiton to study the rate and mechanism of melting of hot briquetted iron (HBI) during steelmaking. Single briquet... [more]

An experimental and modelling program has been conducted by BHP Billiton to study the rate and mechanism of melting of hot briquetted iron (HBI) during steelmaking. Single briquettes melt quickly relative to scrap, due to vigorous stirring from CO evolution caused by internal reaction of C and residual iron oxides. The melting rate is determined by the bath carbon level, with briquette carbon only important in a low carbon bath (< 0.1 wt%). This information can be used to optimise the HBI continuous feeding rate for steelmaking, or the batch addition profile.

2000 Honeyands T, Truelove J, Trotter D, Brent A, Varcoe D, Seneviratne J, Sun S, 'Performance of HBI in scrap pre-heating systems', SEAISI Quarterly (South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute), 29 61-74 (2000)

The conditions necessary for the optimal use of Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) in scrap pre-heating systems have been determined by experiment on a laboratory and pilot scale. The deve... [more]

The conditions necessary for the optimal use of Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) in scrap pre-heating systems have been determined by experiment on a laboratory and pilot scale. The development of a process model has allowed prediction of the pre-heat temperature that is achievable in shaft type systems, and the consequent electrical energy savings and productivity improvements possible for an electric arc furnace (EAF). The behaviour of HBI during pre-heating involves a complex series of chemical reactions, as shown in Figure 5. Single briquette experiments have demonstrated that gains in HBI metallisation can be realised during pre-heating. HBI was successfully heated to 1000°C in an atmosphere containing <5% oxygen in pilot scale studies (2 tonne batches). Metallisation gains of approximately 0.5 to 1% were measured for batches of FIOR/FINMET HBI, confirming the laboratory scale work. Models have been developed for an EAF and a generalised pre-heating system. The EAF model is a versatile heat and mass balance model for heating, melting and chemical reactions. Key operating parameters such as electrical energy, oxygen and flux consumption, off-gas temperature and composition canbe calculated. The off-gas conditions are used as an input to the pre-heater model, which calculates the gas and HBI temperature distributions and HBI metallisation along the pre-heat system. Model predictions for a shaft pre-heater suggest that a charge of scrap and HBI has a heat capture efficiency up to 25% higher than an all-scrap charge. Optimum conditions for pre-heating require the HBI to be in a layer near the bottom of the charge or uniformly dispersed with scrap throughout the charge. Continuous charging and discharge of the pre-heat shaft would improve the overall performance. The challenge that remains is to confirm the model predictions at full scale and to develop operating practices, such as the optimum layering strategy for a mixed charge.

2000 McKay J, Archer R, Sahajwalla V, Young D, Honeyands T, 'Reoxidation of hot briquetted iron in salt water', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, 31 1133-1135 (2000)

Hot briquetting reduces the porosity and surfaces to volume ratio of direct reduced iron (DRI). The usual air oxidation of iron is slow at ambient temperatures and becomes promine... [more]

Hot briquetting reduces the porosity and surfaces to volume ratio of direct reduced iron (DRI). The usual air oxidation of iron is slow at ambient temperatures and becomes prominent only at temperatures above 500 °C. Briquettes passivated in air have a much slower corrosion rate in air at room temperature than unpassivated hot briquetted iron (HBI). Briquettes exhibit surface cracking, suggesting oxidation is not limited to the surface of the briquettes, but occurs also within the interior.

Citations Scopus - 1
1999 Evans GM, Rigby GD, Honeyands TA, He QL, 'Gas dispersion through porous nozzles into down-flowing liquids', Chemical Engineering Science, 54 4861-4868 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
1995 HONEYANDS T, HERBERTSON J, 'FLOW DYNAMICS IN THIN SLAB CASTER MOLDS', STEEL RESEARCH, 66 287-293 (1995)
Citations Web of Science - 54
1991 Jones BA, Rigby GR, Honeyands TA, Little CR, Chellew JP, 'Application of Membrane Gas Separation to Controlled Atmosphere Shipping Transport of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables', Food and Bioproducts Processing, 69 (1991)
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Conference (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Andrews L, Evans G, Honeyands TA, 'Qualitative study of melt composition on reshaping behaviour of suspended model iron ore sinter configurations', Chemical Engineering - Regeneration, Recovery and Reinvention (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2016 Honeyands TA, Evans G, Liu X, Loo C, O'Dea D, 'Softening and Melting Characteristics of Lump, Pellets, Sinter, and Mixed Ferrous Burden' (2016)
Co-authors Geoffrey Evans
2016 Li C, Zhao J, Honeyands T, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Variables influencing the angle of repose of iron ore granulated mix', CHEMECA 2016: Chemical Engineering - Regeneration, Recovery and Reinvention (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Roberto Moreno-Atanasio
2015 Honeyands TA, Jelenich L, 'Lump Ore Properties and their Impact on Value in Use in Ironmaking' (2015) [E1]
2015 Williams K, Honeyands TA, Holmes R, Orense R, Roberts A, Pender M, McCallum D, 'Maritime Bulk Cargo Transportable Moisture Limit Requirements for Iron Ore Shipments', Iron Ore 2015: Maximising Productivity. Proceedings (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Tobias Krull, Ken Williams, Alan Roberts
2012 Honeyands TA, Jelenich L, 'Calculating the Value of Iron Ores in Iron and Steelmaking' (2012)
2011 Honeyands T, Jelenich L, 'Calculating the value of iron ores in ironmaking and steelmaking', IRON ORE 2011, Proceedings (2011)

At present we are witnessing large investments in the iron ore industry, fuelled by demand from Asia. At the same time, there is a changing landscape in pricing of iron ores, with... [more]

At present we are witnessing large investments in the iron ore industry, fuelled by demand from Asia. At the same time, there is a changing landscape in pricing of iron ores, with the recent demise of the benchmark system and the evolution of market based index pricing systems. From a customer perspective, it is the behaviour of iron ores in downstream processing that gives them their value; their impact on the sintering or pelletising process and subsequently blast furnace ironmaking. It is therefore important to consider this value when developing projects, making mine planning/cut-off grade decisions, and in setting quality price differentials. This paper describes the use of the Marx value in use (VIU) model to quantify the downstream value of iron ores. The Marx model consists of heat and mass balance modules for sintering, pelletising and a rigorous two-stage heat and mass balance model of blast furnace ironmaking. Mass balance and cost models are applied for steelmaking, casting and rolling. The use of a heat and mass balance allows accurate comparison of the impact of raw material properties on blast furnace operation. The impact of minor elements, such as alumina, silica and phosphorus, and metallurgical properties on ironmaking is described, and examples given for the relative value of haematite, Marra Mamba, and channel iron deposit (CID) ores.

2009 Chen C-L, Zhang L, Steven W, Sun S-Y, Sharif J, Tom H, 'Modelling the Effect of MnO on Slag Properties and Mn, Si and S Distribution in Blast Furnaces', JOURNAL OF IRON AND STEEL RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (2009)
2009 Zhang ZW, Hu XM, Du HJ, Honeyands TT, Lin LQ, 'MAC lump properties study and plant performance at baosteel stainless steel', 5th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking, ICSTI 2009 (2009)

Excellent chemistry and metallurgical properties compared to dense lump ores and most China domestic pellets suggests that BHP Billiton MAC lump is a good BF direct charge materia... [more]

Excellent chemistry and metallurgical properties compared to dense lump ores and most China domestic pellets suggests that BHP Billiton MAC lump is a good BF direct charge material. Blast furnace performance at Baosteel's Stainless Steel Company has proven this to be the case. In 2008, the operation at the No.1 BF achieved very good performance with MAC lump ratio in the burden averaging 17.3% for the year and reaching a high of 22% for one month; All BF operational parameters remained stable and the BF economic index was maintained. This paper discusses in detail the results of the joint research into the properties of MAC lump as determined from laboratory tests and the blast furnace operational performance.

Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Caffery G, Rafiei P, Honeyands T, Trotter D, 'Understanding the melting characteristics of HBI in iron and steel melts', AISTech - Iron and Steel Technology Conference Proceedings (2004)

The experiments conducted and the techniques used to analyze the melting rate before discussing the implications on the briquette melting rate were described. The experimental res... [more]

The experiments conducted and the techniques used to analyze the melting rate before discussing the implications on the briquette melting rate were described. The experimental results show that the cylinders of hot briquetted iron (HBI) melt much faster than steel cylinders, due to the higher C and FeO content of the briquettes. It was observed that the higher C content tended to increase the driving force for melting, could lead to grains of DRI detaching from the bulk of the briquette during melting, and led to greatly enhanced heat transfer due to formation of CO gas. The inverse heat transfer analysis had been completed and had shown that the bath carbon content was important in determining the overall melting time.

Citations Scopus - 1
2004 Dippenaar RJ, Melfo W, Blundell D, Honeyands TA, 'Agglomeration And Sintering Phenomena Pertaining To HBI' (2004)
2004 Caffery G, Rafiei P, Honeyands TA, Trotter D, 'Understanding the Melting Characteristics of HBI in Iron and Steel Melts' (2004)
2003 Honeyands TA, Varcoe D, Trotter D, 'Use of HBI in Consteel systems' (2003)
2002 Honeyands TA, Varcoe D, Trotter D, 'Optimising the Continuous Feeding of HBI to Produce Quality Steel from the EAF. Phase 1: Fundamental Melting Study' (2002)
2001 Gray J, Sahajwalla V, Honeyands T, 'Reoxidation of laboratory hot briquetted iron', 84TH STEELMAKING CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (2001)
2001 Gray J, Sahajwalla V, Honeyands T, 'Reoxidation of laboratory hot briquetted iron', 60TH IRONMAKING CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (2001)
2000 McKay J, Archer R, Sahajwalla V, Young D, Honeyands T, 'Communications - Reoxidation of hot briquetted iron in salt water', METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS B-PROCESS METALLURGY AND MATERIALS PROCESSING SCIENCE (2000)
DOI 10.1007/s11663-000-0089-9
Citations Web of Science - 3
2000 Honeyands TA, Trotter D, Varcoe D, 'Downstream Value from HBI' (2000)
2000 McKay J, Archer R, Sahajwalla V, Young D, Honeyands TA, 'Reoxidation of Hot Briquetted Iron in Salt Water' (2000)
1999 Brent AD, Mayfield PLJ, Honeyands TA, 'The Port Hedland FINMET (R) project - Fluid bed production of high quality virgin iron for the 21st century', ICARISM '99: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALTERNATIVE ROUTES OF IRON AND STEELMAKING (1999)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
1999 Honeyands TA, Truelove JS, Trotter D, Brent A, Varcoe D, Seneviratne J, Sun S, 'Performance of HBI in Scrap Pre-heating Systems' (1999)
1998 Honeyands TA, Trotter D, 'Storage, Handling and Shipping of HBI', ICBMH '98 proceedings: 6th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (1998)
1998 Honeyands TA, Sayad-Yaghoubi Y, Trotter D, Brent A, Kelly B, Seneviratne J, Varcoe D, 'Preheating of HBI for an Electric Arc Furnace' (1998)
1995 Honeyands TA, Molloy NA, 'Oscillations of Submerged Jets Confined in a Narrow Deep Rectangular Cavity', Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (1995)
1994 Honeyands TA, Herbertson J, 'Oscillations in Thin Slab Caster Mould Flows', CAMP-ISIJ (1994)
1994 Gebhard M, He QL, Honeyands TA, 'Mould Surface Flow Phenomena Related to High Speed Casting of Slabs' (1994)
1994 Honeyands TA, 'Thin Slab Caster Flow Dynamics' (1994)
1993 Honeyands TA, Herbertson J, 'Submerged Entry Nozzle Considerations for Thin Slab Casting', ISS-AIME Near Net Shape Casting Symposium III (1993)
1992 HONEYANDS T, LUCAS J, CHAMBERS J, HERBERTSON J, 'PRELIMINARY MODELING OF STEEL DELIVERY TO THIN SLAB CASTER MOLDS', 75TH STEELMAKING CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 4
1992 HONEYANDS TA, LUCAS J, HERBERTSON J, CHAMBERS J, 'MODELLING OF STEEL DELIVERY AND FLUID FLOW IN THIN SLAB CASTER MOULDS', ELEVENTH AUSTRALASIAN FLUID MECHANICS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2 (1992)
Co-authors John Lucas
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Patent (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Brent AD, Mayfield PJ, Crawford DP, Honeyands TA, Shook A, O'Dea D, Method for determining sticking and flow properties of particulate solids (2002)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
Total funding $10,377,740

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20171 grants / $430,440

ACARP Project C27001 - Maritime Regulation Project for Coal Serf Heating Research and Assessment$430,440

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700798
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20161 grants / $194,800

Assessment of self-heating test standards and their applicability for determining self-heating susceptibility within coal storage and transport systems$194,800

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Doctor Merrick Mahoney, Doctor Jianglong Yu, Professor Richard Bush, Doctor Peter Robinson, Mr TOBIAS Krull
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601225
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20153 grants / $7,514,000

Ironmaking Research Collaboration$5,000,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Alan Broadfoot, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Professor Mark Jones, Professor Bob Loo, Doctor Merrick Mahoney
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500069
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Subproject 1 - Ironmaking Research Collaboration$2,100,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo GS150001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Moisture measurement and control for iron ore conveyor systems$414,000

Funding body: AMIRA International Limited

Funding body AMIRA International Limited
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20122 grants / $2,238,500

Systematic Evaluation of Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) Measurement Methods for Iron Ore Fines Bulk Cargoes$1,958,500

Funding body: AMIRA International Limited

Funding body AMIRA International Limited
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Sinter Modelling$280,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Limited

Funding body BHP Billiton Limited
Project Team Professor Bob Loo, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200737
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.13

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Linking Iron Ore Sinter Quality with Blast Furnace Performance PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Numerical Study on Granule Size Segregation during Charging Process in a Sinter Bed PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Iron Ore Sintering Coalescence Mechanism PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 13
Singapore 2
China 1
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News

PhD Scholarship: Understanding ferrous burden interaction in the cohesive zone of the ironmaking blast furnace

May 19, 2017

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study the cohesive zone of ironmaking blast furnace under the supervision of  Tom Honeyands.

Associate Professor Tom Honeyands

Position

Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email tom.a.honeyands@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40339216

Office

Room NIER A464
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