Kōrero: Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries

Smelting ironsand, Taranaki

Smelting ironsand, Taranaki

Thomas Summerson and Sons tried to smelt Taranaki ironsand in 1921. There had been repeated attempts to use ironsand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. None succeeded. Fine sand grains blocked the necessary air flow through the furnace. Titanium in the ironsand combined with the coke used to fire the furnace, and blocked the outlets through which the molten iron would be drawn out.

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Megan Cook, 'Pulp and paper, aluminium and steel industries - Steel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21189/smelting-ironsand-taranaki (accessed 18 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010