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Continuous steel production and apparatus

United States Patent

November 17, 2009
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A process for continuous refining of steel via multiple distinct reaction vessels for melting, oxidation, reduction, and refining for delivery of steel continuously to, for example, a tundish of a continuous caster system, and associated apparatus.
Peaslee; Kent D. (Rolla, MO), Peter; Jorg J. (McMinnville, OR), Robertson; David G. C. (Rolla, MO), Thomas; Brian G. (Champaign, IL), Zhang; Lifeng (Trondheim, NO)
The Curators of the University of Missouri (Rolla, MO), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
11/ 381,820
May 5, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support by the Department of Energy under cooperative agreement number DE FC36-03ID14279. The government has certain rights in the invention.