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Message No. 15612, Started by Rhysy on 03/21/05
I have some basic questions on iron smelting. Say you have an unlimited supply of iron oxide (Fe2O3) but only 300 tonnes of carbon available. How much iron, in practise, could you expect to get ? I'm sure this depends on a whole host of parameters about which I have no knowledge - I'm a 3rd year astrophysics student - but I really only need ballpark figures. Also, what size (mass) furnace would you need ?
Thanks for any help. Finding this stuff on the net is pretty impossible and I don't really know where to start.
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Follow-up Messages (26)
As rorshach said, they do have throttleable boosters now, but the ones on t...
No. 15669, Posted by acroduster1 on 03/30/05, 12:56 PST.
no. what he was throttling was the liquid fuelled main engines. during asce...
No. 15668, Posted by rorschach on 03/30/05, 06:45 PST.
Thanks for the info Acro. One thing you might be able to clarify for me,...
No. 15662, Posted by b1ueshift on 03/29/05, 14:43 PST.
Acroduster there is a newer class of solid rockets that CAN be throttled/sh...
No. 15660, Posted by rorschach on 03/29/05, 05:51 PST.
Not really to do with the thread, just a clarification: the solid rocket b...
No. 15659, Posted by acroduster1 on 03/29/05, 05:26 PST.
With our current and near future technollogy (excluding the millitary indus...
No. 15654, Posted by booster on 03/28/05, 14:36 PST.
If they want to carve/excavate stone, they're going to want tools to do thi...
No. 15652, Posted by rhysy on 03/26/05, 08:29 PST.
Your idea makes some sense Rorschach. I'm sceptical that people living o...
No. 15651, Posted by b1ueshift on 03/26/05, 02:33 PST.
Blueshift it was my concept to ship stuff home. my concept was smelting a n...
No. 15649, Posted by rorschach on 03/24/05, 05:44 PST.
I love the idea of great hunks of metal crashing to Earth. I really wouldn'...
No. 15648, Posted by rhysy on 03/24/05, 03:47 PST.
I still think I am right. There's no Engineers' Day........
No. 15647, Posted by yesyouretheone on 03/24/05, 00:42 PST.
Something really big is being missed. Iron isn't worth much and transpor...
No. 15646, Posted by b1ueshift on 03/23/05, 21:46 PST.
Therein lies the rub. perhaps allowing the raw billets to re-enter with ine...
No. 15641, Posted by rorschach on 03/23/05, 08:00 PST.
Well, you've hit the nail on the head there. The problem is public opinion,...
No. 15639, Posted by rhysy on 03/22/05, 15:49 PST.
tell that to greenpeace. I'm sure they'll be plenty understanding.... My...
No. 15638, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 15:25 PST.
Fallout really isn't a problem and never really was. Freeman Dyson didn't l...
No. 15637, Posted by rhysy on 03/22/05, 15:04 PST.
by the way. all you have to do is melt the oxide IN A VACUUM. works great o...
No. 15636, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 14:36 PST.
I don't think it is NASA you have to convince.... Project Orion was tech...
No. 15635, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 14:31 PST.
Wow, that's quite a reading list. Should give me plenty to write about. Tha...
No. 15634, Posted by rhysy on 03/22/05, 13:15 PST.
more interestng reading: http://www.permanent.com/i-distil.htm
No. 15633, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 10:58 PST.
oops! forgot the link! http://www.europa.com/~heritage/ironsmelt.html
No. 15631, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 09:50 PST.
yet another article on the smelting of iron (terrestrially).
No. 15630, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 09:50 PST.
here is another process that might be useful: http://www.timet.com/naops...
No. 15629, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 09:34 PST.
there are two ways to deoxidize iron oxide, one is via CO as you discuss bu...
No. 15627, Posted by rorschach on 03/22/05, 08:09 PST.
Thanks for the reply, but afraid it's plan B ! Actually I'm looking at star...
No. 15622, Posted by rhysy on 03/22/05, 04:06 PST.
since you are an astrophysics student, I'm going to make a big assumption h...
No. 15613, Posted by rorschach on 03/21/05, 13:23 PST.
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