Technology Committees

Direct Reduced Iron Technology Committee Meeting

19 March 2018 • Hyatt Place Charleston • Charleston, SC, USA

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Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Discount Group Rate: $169.00 plus tax
Discount Group Rate Cut-Off: 19 February 2018
To make reservations, please call +1.800.993.4751 or follow this LINK

AIST technology committee members are asked to print out the latest revised meeting agenda from our website one week prior to this meeting.

1 p.m.

1. Chair’s opening remarks—Jeffrey Myers
2. Appoint minute-taker
3. Antitrust guidelines
4. Membership and attendance
5. Review minutes of previous meeting
6. AIST Staff Announcements

Main agenda items


Finalize AISTech sessions—P. Chris Pistorius

  • Papers due to AIST (15 February)

  • Author Registration deadline (1 March)

  • Presentation Draft Due in to AIST (15 March)

  • Re-emphasize the role of Session Chair and Papers Chair


Nominations for committee officers-need a producer for Chair

  • Chair—Elaine Chen

  • Vice Chair—Zane Voss

  • Papers Chair—P. Chris Pistorius

  • Roundup Chair


Review committee roundup—Elaine Chen


Technology Training conference—Zane Voss

Discussion items


Topic: Fines Management
i.    DRI Fines Recovery and Recycling at Ternium Mexico—Mario Llamas (may also discuss iron ore fines)

ii.    Dust Collection for DRI and HBI Applications including design characteristics, things to watch for, flammable/explosive dusts etc—Doug Kunik, Schenck Process 

iii.    Overview of Recent Research in Recycling Iron Ore and DRI Fines via Extrusion—Jim Falter/Mac Steele; J.C. Steele & Sons


Next meeting
Potential tour site: ArcelorMittal Contrecoeur September 2018


Chair conclusion—Jeffrey Myers

5 p.m.


5-6 p.m.

Please join us after this meeting at the reception for the DRI & HBI: Logistics, Production, and Utilization Seminar from