Raigarh : The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MME), School of Engineering, OP Jindal University, Raigarh organized a one-day workshop on “Advances in Iron and Steel Making: Industrial Perspective” on October 01, 2018 at the University campus. Iron and steel making technology has undergone through the changes over the last few decades and the efficiency of iron making, both in terms of productivity and quality of hot metal has improved markedly. Keeping in view the importance of advances in iron and steel in 21st century, the Department of MME organized this workshop for the MME students and faculty members. The sole objective of the workshop was to make the students understand the recent advancements in Iron and Steel making and the related product development issues. The resource persons, Professor (Dr) G. G. Roy from IIT Kharagpur and Professor(Dr) S. Pal from NIT Rourkela conducted the workshop.
At beginning of the workshop both resource persons were welcomed by the programme co-ordinators Md. Izhar Hussain, Assistant Professor (MME) and Mr.Trinath Talapaneni Assistant Professor (MME). During the workshop Dr. G. G. Roy shared his views on alternative routes of iron making. He informed that India is mostly depending on Rotary Kiln process as an alternative route of iron making whereas, other countries are using other advance techniques as an alternative method to produce iron especially from lean ores. India has enough potential and it should also adopt advance techniques to improve its overall production rate.
Talking to the participants, Dr. S Pal shared updated information on thermodynamic modeling of steel making process to improve the productivity and quality of steel with appropriate case studies; and also discussed the solutions to produce clean steel through various modeling techniques. He also presented his book on “Process Modelling for Steel Industry” to the Departmental Library.
The workshop was very interactive and all the students enthusiastically participated in both the sessions. At the end of the sessions, the co-ordinators of the workshop thanked resource persons, faculty members and participants with gratitude for making the event successful. Dr R. D. Patidar, Registrar, OPJU, Dr P. S. Bokare, Dean, SoE and Dr A. K. Srivastava, HOD- Dept. of MME congratulated the co-ordinators for organizing a very fruitful workshop.