work and for the OM and MIP analyzes, and CNPq, CAPES. There are many factors that may be related. The whole packed bed was found to exhibit significant inhomogeneity. While the porosity is fundamental during the reduction process in blast furnaces, cracks are strongly detrimental to the mechanical strength. Purpose We show that structural parameters such as volume fraction of the different phases and morphological parameters such as specific surface area and shape factor can be reliably extracted from the XCT data, and that there is a good agreement with the measured oil retention values. of mercury intrusion porosimetry and optical microscopy. The masses of individual pellets are also obtained by weigh- ing on a balance. of the technique were compared to the classical techniques. State-of-the-Art Report of the RILEM Technical, M, Hedlund J. used, in which only pores up to 329 µm were evaluated. approx. ) Utilizando automação na captura de imagens por microscopia ótica, e rotinas de análise de imagens especialmente desenvolvidas, conseguiu-se criar procedimentos automáticos para a análise de minério de ferro e pelotas. However, some residual errors are present. At this point, in order to limit the scan time, experiments were carried out with fewer projections. This, is clear from Figure 15a in which both the open and closed, porosity values obtained with the 0.4X lens were very low, compared to the MIP technique. This dataset was used to successfully validate a stereological method to determine the size distribution of spherical objects dispersed in a volume. This, is done for simplicity, but one must be aware that certain, image features cannot be directly extrapolated from 2D to, 3D. 2. To achieve the homogeneous packed bed of iron ore granules, the optimum granulation factors combination for decreasing axial and radial porosity segregation are determined as 6.8% moisture, 4% hydrated lime, 0% concentrate and 5.8% moisture, 4% hydrated lime, 0% concentrate, respectively. Bhuyan et, al. Porosity is a very important property of iron ore green pellets. Figure 7(a) shows the porosity and pore density (number of pores per unit area) of different RDI pellets. In this work bamboo samples, Dendr, Desenvolvimento de um sistema de caracterização microestrutural qualitativa e quantitativa de minério de ferro, baseado na combinação de diferentes técnicas de microscopia e análise de imagens, foc. 295-304. Results and discussion However, some residual errors are present. Ore particle shape, size, texture and capability of water retention, capillarity and cohesive strength among different particles determine the velocity of pellet growth during balling and pellet porosity. Axial porosity increases from the bottom upwards along the packed bed height, and radial porosity appears a symmetric parabolic distribution where porosity achieves the minimum of 0.3 at bed center and increases sharply near the wall. Some critical features of the GeoPyc measurement are pointed out in this study. In low RDI pellets, pore size is small whereas high RDI pellets have bigger pore size. Koranne b, T. Venugopalan b a CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, India b Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, India (Received 06 December 2015; accepted 27 April 2016) Additionally, three types of pore structures have been proposed to describe the pore formation mechanism of pellets, namely original pores, pores left by shrinkage of liquid phase and pores left by induration of mineral particles. As pores and cracks have essentially the same x-ray absorbance, they cannot be discriminated by a simple intensity threshold. Materials. The final pelletized product must be a porous material, to allow heat transfer and gas flow in the reduction furnaces, and must also have adequate mechanical strength for the smelting process. A Comprehensive Study of Pore Characteristics, Formation Mechanism and Reliability Analysis with Adv... Automatic classification of inclusions in steel. Pellet quality were determined by testing the pellets at different stages of the process. An image analysis routine was developed to discriminate and quantify open/closed porosity. Although the values given by MIP, were closer, the region analyzed may not be representative, due to the small volume of the sample and because this, volume corresponds to the center of the pellet, which is, The microCT porosity values for the 0.4X-4µm images, were still much lower than those of the MIP technique. The comparison between the microCT and OM porosity, The results of porosity by microCT were lower than, by OM, again due to the poorer resolution of the microCT, technique. The pore shape measured by SR-mCT has an obvious difference in pore system for different soils. Moreover. ocalamus Giganteus Munro, have been impregnated using a colloidal solution of homemade Ag-NPs with the goal of improving its resistance to the attacks by fungi. Threshold = 125, Porosity = 19,27%; (c) Segmentation: Threshold. black objects surrounded by white pixels in 3D (e) Open pores; of the solid phase; (b) ROI tracing the object border, stretching over. An image analysis routine was developed to … (a, b) 0.4X (8 µm); (c, d) 4X (4 µm); (e, f) comparison between 4X and 0.4X areas and volumes. The rationale here was to image as much of the, pellet volume as possible, but with a resolution similar to, the VOI images obtained with the 4X lens. samples were initially analyzed by the proposed technique, after which part of the samples was analyzed by MIP and, No sample preparation was required for the microCT, analysis. After contrast expansion. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review: Vol. eliminating the need for specimen preparation (as for OM) or the use of toxic materials (as in MIP). for instance, with x-ray microtomography (microCT). An image analysis (IA) routine is proposed to automate the classification of inclusions in steels. The error bars, of the microCT analysis in Figure 15 show the impact of, the choice of threshold in determining the porosity, as, mentioned above (see Figure 9). Title of Legally Binding Document: Iron ore pellets - Apparent specific gravity, true specific gravity and porosity - Method for determination apparent Number of Amendments: Equivalence: Superceding: Superceded by: LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT Step Out From the Old to the New--Jawaharlal Nehru Invent a new India using knowledge. diameter, due to resolution restrictions. The method, In the case of lightweight aggregate (LWA), porosity can be achieved by means of a high temperature foaming process. MicroCT is an important choice for porosity, analysis of such pellets, and it can also be used to control, between the techniques, the typical ranges of porosity values, advantages of microCT, it may be reasonable to establish a, new range that can serve as a reference for future 3D analysis, of pellets. resulting in two extreme values for the porosity. The present paper deals with the foaming process which occurs in the case of silica sludge to which fly. The well-known U-NET architecture was employed. X-ray microtomography data of iron ore green pellets of approx. information only of sections or surfaces. High porosity also helps in better metallization in DRI production. Some critical features of the GeoPyc measurement are pointed out in this study. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2005.05.032. The porous iron-ore pellets according to the present invention have a porosity larger than 30%, and a pore size distribution consisting of more than 30% of pores having a diameter greater than 10 microns and a balance of pores having a diameter smaller than 10 microns to ensure a reducibility far greater than that of the conventional pellets. Image Segmentation. The network was trained by manually outlining representative objects of the 2 classes in a few layers of the 3D image. Since ores, sinters and pellets possess some inherent mechanical instability; their physical behaviour is ascertained through the tests mentioned above to have prior information on suitability of using as an iron burden. One of the major performance predictors of ANFO mixtures is the fuel oil retention, which is itself governed by the complex pore structure of the AN prills. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. The use of iron ores with smaller crystal size and less dense structure usually … More specifically, the Tumbler, Abrasion, and Shatter Indices of the ore were d… Specific gravity gives an idea on how dense the material is. While commercially available laboratory scale instrumentation is available, we focus our attention on synchrotron-based systems, where we can exploit a high flux, monochromatic X-ray beam to produce high fidelity three-dimensional images. the experimental conditions to the pellets resulting properties. The microstructural segmentation of SHCC was performed in the framework of Deep Learning and it targeted an accurate segmentation of pores, fibers and aggregates. of iron ore pellets is an important step for quality control. The PSD determined by MIP exhibited that BS and paddy soil (PS) had multimodal peaks, indicating the existence of a more heterogeneous pore system. Shatokha et al. Fiji uses modern software engineering practices to combine powerful software libraries with a broad range of scripting languages to enable rapid prototyping of image-processing algorithms. With increasing RDI, In this step the function "ROI Shrink Wrap", was applied to the segmented image of each 2D layer. In this tutorial, we describe X-ray microtomography as a technique to nondestructively characterize material microstructure in three dimensions at a micron level spatial resolution. The latosolic red soil (LRS) has the largest volume of 0.002–0.15 μm pore, while BS has the smallest. surrounded by white pixels in 3D (e) Open pores; (f) Closed pores. Cite . Materials Acid iron ore pellets with 4.6 wt.% SiO 2 manufactured by Severstal Resources in Karelia were used in the investigations. studied the porosity of iron ore sinters, compositions. The control of these variables can, contribute to the improvement of the quantity and shape of, the pores. The limited spatial resolution of scanner is the major reason to explain this phenomenon. design of iron ore pellets. As microCT is a non-destructive technique, all. IOC’s pellets and concentrate are high grade products with world leading low alumina and ultra-low phosphorus, beneficial to the iron & steel industry. In: 3D X-Ray Microtomography for Studies in the Field of Iron, using nitrogen adsorption, mercury intrusion porosimetry, and, synchrotron-radiation-based X-ray computed microtomography, and microstructure characterization of building stones and, Pietzsch T, et al. Iron Ore pellets are Iron Ore fines that have been concentrated and bonded together to form small balls, or pellets. The results were compared by means of both X-ray micro-tomography and mercury intrusion porosimetry, the first technique being applied within the pore size distribution range of between 50 μm to more than 1 mm, and the second within the range, between 0.0055 and 360 μm. In this thesis, image processing tools are used for analysing properties of iron ore pellets, with the goal of increased understanding of the balling process used in pellet production. This work proposes a three-dimensional methodology to characterize porosity in iron ore pellets by X-ray Microtomography (microCT). In this study, high-resolution X-ray computed tomography technique was applied to investigate the influence of moisture, hydrated lime and concentrate levels on granule properties and porosity distribution of packed bed based on the Taguchi orthogonal array tests, and the optimum granulation factors combination was determined by the defined porosity segregation degree for improving packed bed homogeneity. In addition, green pellets, that is, no physical resistance and cannot be analyzed by destructive, techniques. The methodology in question should be, able to study separately open and closed porosity, which, not distinguished by the traditional techniques. Right column: corresponding 3D volumes. was able to detect closed pores in all samples. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. In the case of prolonged dwelling times, the number of pores decreased, but, on the other hand, the volume of these pores increased. For the overlapping pore region, the pore volume determined by the MIP and SR-mCT agreed well. The various crack geometries were also characterized and. Thus, this article proposes the use of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNN) to discriminate between these 2 classes of discontinuities. Comparison of porosities: microCT x MIP: (a) 0.4X-8µm; method are a promising alternative that will, Pore Structure of cement-based materials -. The variation in the strength of … This is shown in Figures 9b. ando a técnica de EBSD. While the porosity is fundamental during the reduction process in blast furnaces, cracks are strongly detrimental to the mechanical strength. Pellets have good reducibility since they have high porosity (25-30%). It was, found that 1600 projections were a lower limit to still allow, good discrimination of pores. The reproducibility measured on lacquer-strengthened green pellets used as in-house reference samples was, however, much better, ± 0.3% (2σ). In fact, the presence or absence of porosity can lead to completely different macroscopic reaction modes. information, only of sections or surfaces. For stringers, a specific routine was developed to measure the total length along RD for thin and thick inclusions, and automatically establishes the final stringer thickness. 12 mm in diameter were recorded using a commercial instrument. This was achieved by investigating only a few cross-sectional images of this volume and measuring the profiles left by these objects in the cross-sectional images. of the pellets, cannot be evaluated by this method. The combination of NAI, MIP, and SR-mCT techniques can quantify the porosity and PSD of soils over a wide range of pores. they may be rotated and slightly inclined to each other. The technique is non-destructive and requires, no specimen preparation. During this process a glassy matrix is created, and almost simultaneously the added foaming agent degasses and the resulting gasses remain trapped inside the glassy structure. The error bars show that the segmentation, threshold has a greater impact in the microCT images due, On the other hand, the preparation of the OM samples, can generate or increase pores and cracks in the samples that, are not original features of the material. In a rst stage, 16 iron ore pellets were analyzed using, lens was used to obtain a tomogram of the entire pellet and, pellets. icação de frações das fases presentes, tais como fração e distribuição de tamanhos, e de sua distribuição espacial. imaging and analysis of iron ore pellets under reduction. Consideration of X-ray microtomography to, quantitatively determine the size distribution of bubble cavities. (Figures 8b and 8d) the minima correspond. An image analysis routine was developed to discriminate and, quantify open/closed porosity. Then, a custom-, with the maximum cross-correlation in relation to the MO, image, and then a ne manual rotation was carried out so. But that, would take a long time and still capture only a cylindrical, Increasing the sample to detector distance, reaching the. Furthermore, the pore structures of pellets were analyzed by MIP and SEM. But the most similar pixels to a given pixel have no reason to be close at all. Iron ore pellet is a kind of agglomerated fines which has better tumbling index when compared with the iron ore and it can be used as a substitute for the iron ore lumps both in the BF and for DRI production. We present in this paper a new denoising method called non-local means. Using hydrogen as a reducing agent for iron production has been the focus of several studies due to its environmental potential. Segmentation of the solid phase; (b) ROI tracing the object border. 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