A paper by Prof. Youn-Bae Kang (GIFT, Clean Steel Lab) and Dr. Joo-Hyeok Lee titled ‘Oxidation of Ti Added ULC Steel by CO Gas Simulating Interfacial Reaction between the Steel and SEN during Continuous Casting(ISIJ International, Vol.58, No.7, pp. 1257-1266)’ was selected as the best paper by ISIJ Int'l in 2019 and won the Sawamura Award from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan.
The paper reports use of thermodynamic, state diagram, and high temperature reaction technique to investigate the cause of nozzle clogging caused by continuous casting of typical high-purity ultra-low-carbon steel.
This research was an industry-academic collaboration and was evaluated for its excellence both in academic and practical aspects in that it provided a practical solution to prevent nozzle clogging in industrial applications.
Dr. Kang, Myung-Hoon, and Dr. Sung-Kwang Kim also participated to this research project. They are graduates of GIFT and work at POSLAB and POSCO Steelmaking Department respectively.
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan presents awards to excellent works from papers published in ISIJ International every year. As of this year, the Sawamura Award is given to as many as six papers in the light of the recent increase in published papers.
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