Talk:Pelletizing

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The good work should go on[edit]

I certainly know a good deal more about this than I did 15 minutes ago before I started reading this article! There have been a number of article improvements, and the article is going in a good direction.

1) Since I've held pelletized plastics in my hand, I know they exist. Should the article include something specific to them?

2) Some terms could use explanation: for example, "daily pay burn", "after-burn", and "fitted conditioners".

3) Most importantly, it's not clear why things such as iron are pelletized. Animal feed...that's pretty easy to figure out...it needs to be a comfortable size for animals to eat. But why are other pellets created? Phrases such as "appropriate for use in a blast furnace"...the editors know what "appropriate" is, so it would be good to include this information in the article?

Regards, Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 23:03, 30 July 2008 (UTC) The reason iron ore is pelletized is so that the hot gasses can more easily pass up through the ore, reducing it and melting it. Most ore mined today needs to be pulverized and magnetically separated to get the percentage of iron up high enough to refine. The fine powder which results will clog the blast furnace. Pelletized ore was developed to get around this problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.112.217.179 (talk) 06:44, 20 October 2015 (UTC)