State of the art paper on the exploitation of Uganda's iron ore for the manufacture of iron and steel in Uganda
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Development of a nation is catalyzed and set on a firm foundation and path if the natural resources within the country are optimally exploited. The citizens are empowered economically, regions in the nation grow in terms of infrastructure and service provision and a lot of foreign exchange is saved; as this would have been spent in importation of raw materials. Currently, Uganda imports about 85% of the iron and steel products used in its industrial sectors. The country is endowed with iron ore deposits in the east and southwestern part, Figure 1. Each of these deposits is estimated to have about 50 million tonnes of ore reserve, with a rich grade of iron, and the lay unexploited. This paper reviews the current and traditional means of extracting and refining iron ores. The occurrences of iron ores, qualities and characterization methods have been reviewed. The mechanical, thermo-physical and thermodynamic properties plus the metallurgical extraction of the ore are also included. The aim is to understand the properties of iron and the behaviour of these when subject to various conditions, plus the technology involved in the exploitation of iron ores for iron and steel production. This will be used as a basis for the production of iron and steel raw materials for Ugandan industries, by exploiting the locally available iron ores in Uganda.
ore, iron ore, iron, beneficiation, characterization, Muko, Uganda
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25068OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25068DiVA: diva2:355578
QC 201010072010-10-072010-10-072010-10-07Bibliographically approved