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This week, the IFRF Handbook continues its publication campaign relating to the minerals processing sector, with a cluster of combustion files describing the various processes found in the sector, and the furnaces they use.  The new Combustion Files are:

255 What are the minerals processing industries? – Open Domain
259 What are the lime and dead burnt dolomite processes? – Members’ Domain
260 What are the cement manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain
261 What are the alumina manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain
262 What are the dead burnt magnesite manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain
263 What are the dead burnt petroleum coke manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain
264 What are the chromium manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain
265 What are the titanium dioxide and synthetic rutile manufacturing processes? – Members’ Domain

These combustion files have been produced by Barrie Jenkins, who is supporting the development of an active Minerals Processing Sector within the IFRF. Barrie runs an Engineering Consultancy serving the minerals processing sector, in addition to his role as IFRF Vice President responsible for the IFRF Research Station.

The new material was refereed by Peter Mullinger, now with the University of Adelaide in Australia, and Chairperson of the Australian Flame Research Committee. Members can contact Barrie or Peter by searching for them in the IFRF membership lists, or using the links on the Combustion Files to reach Barrie.

IFRF Members may read or download these new Combustion Files at www.handbook.ifrf.net, by selecting ‘New Combustion Files’ after accepting the disclaimer screen.

Other Combustion Files on related themes, many of which are also open to non-IFRF members,  may be found by using the links built into the CFs, or by searching the Handbook with the  keywords like ‘minerals’  or ‘lime’. A search on ‘Fuel’ will bring up a much more extensive set of Combustion Files dealing with a wide range of fuels of potential interest to the minerals processing sector.