Iron - Industrial Production

Industrial Production

See also: Iron ore

The production of iron or steel is a process containing two main stages, unless the desired product is cast iron. The first stage is to produce pig iron in a blast furnace. Alternatively, it may be directly reduced. The second is to make wrought iron or steel from pig iron by a further process.

For a few limited purposes like electromagnet cores, pure iron is produced by electrolysis of a ferrous sulfate solution

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