2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners
On the 24th of October the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment held a very successful Postgraduate Research Poster Prize…
The Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research (CIMR) is a partnership between NIER and BHP Billiton, aimed at defining the link between fundamental iron ore and metallurgical coal properties and their performance in ironmaking process.
Both these materials are major export earners for Australia. To meet the strong market demands, new deposits are being developed at unprecedented rates, leading to products with slightly different properties. Our research aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms driving the sintering, cokemaking, and blast furnace ironmaking processes, and to optimise the use of Australian iron ore and metallurgical coal in these processes.
With the global shift to low-carbon iron and steelmaking technologies, the CIMR is dedicated to providing technical support for the Australian iron and coal industry to supply fit-for-market products and transition to a more sustainable position in the global marketplace. We also aim to assist ironmakers to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions.
The outcomes of research carried out by CIMR can help users of Australian iron ores and metallurgical coals to:
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