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Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science
Year : 2006, Volume : 48, Issue : 1
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 58)
Print ISSN : 0972-4257.

Woodchar - A sustainable reductant and renewable source of thermal energy for tribal iron making

Vaish A. K., Singh S. D., Humane M. M., Goswami N. G.

National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, India.

Abstract

The woodchar has been used as reductant cum thermal energy source in tribal iron making since the inception of the process. The basic principle of biomass (wood) production elucidates that biomass is a renewable source for thermal energy and it is a sustainable reductant for tribal iron making. Compared to fossil fuels, its application has several merits and limitations.

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Keywords

Woodchar, biomass, reductant, energy source, tribal iron making.

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