Technical Director & HOD, M N Dastur and Co., India
Ms. Tarafdar, in her career of 28 years has been associated with various projects relating to development of the iron and steel sector; assessment of new/emerging technologies and processes. Her special interest lies in the areas of direct reduction of iron ores, in smelting reduction processes, and in Ferro alloys technology. Ms. Tarafdar is member of various prestigious professional bodies like Indian Institute of Metals (IIM); Association for Iron & steel Technology (AIST), USA; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Sponge Iron and Smelting Reduction Sectional Committee, Metallurgical Engineering Department, India.
Topic: MATMOR- Development Of An Innovative DRI Technology
Abstract: The Coldry technology is a patented brown coal densification and pelletisation process that changes the naturally porous form of brown coal to produce a dry, dense, energy-rich pellet. Coldry technology will be utilized in the integrated demonstration plant as an efficient pelletisation process to supply composite Iron ore and lignite pellet feed for the Matmor process. Matmor is a technology for the production of High Quality DRI. The process operates at relatively low temperatures and is highly energy efficient. Utilizing novel reduction chemistry, the Matmor process has a favourable carbon intensity generating significantly lower CO2 emissions and a substantially lower water consumption while still producing high-quality DRI compared with conventional Iron making technologies. Given the utilization of low-rank coal and iron ore fines and reduction of CO2 emissions, feasibility studies indicate promising project economics with both CAPEX and OPEX advantages.