You can derive an extra benefit from titanium slag furnaces because they produce TiO2-rich slag and pig iron as valuable by-products.
The ilmenite ore can be processed in either DC or AC furnaces. It's a special advantage of DC furnaces that they can smelt ore fines without pre-treatment. However, the specific electrical power consumption is usually higher due to the lower thermal efficiency of the furnace.
Contracted by Yunnan XinLi, we supplied the core equipment of a DC furnace for titanium oxide slag production. The completion of this plant clearly shows that SMS group has supplied the major equipment for almost all DC-based titanium oxide slag furnaces.