Briquetting Pressure Roles in Selective Reduction Process of Limonitic Nickel Laterite

Fakhreza Abdul*, Frederick Geovan Liris Limbong Rare, Setiyorini Yuli Setiyorini, Vuri Ayu Setyowati, Sungging Pintowantoro

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Direct reduction is one of the methods used in nickel extraction from limonitic nickel laterite. Briquettes become an essential part of the direct reduction. This research examines the appropriate com-paction pressure of briquettes to achieve the optimum concentration, recovery of Ni and Fe, and selectivity factors also analyze the com-pounds formed. The briquettes were made at a pressure of 20 Kgf/cm2, 30 Kgf/cm2, 40 Kgf/cm2, and 50 Kgf/cm2. This study was performed out by mixing the prepared materials and then compacting them to form briquettes. Then, it was put into a crucible, and the coal-limestone bed mixture is added and put into the muffle furnace. Then, the direct reduction was started by heating at 700o C for 2 hours and continued at 1400o C for 6 hours. Next, it was continued with magnetic separation and weighing of the reduction products. The products were tested with SEM-EDX to determine the content. The products were tested with XRD to determine the compounds formed. The optimal results were obtained at variations of 30 Kgf/cm2 with a Ni content of 5.00% and Recovery of 86.76%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Briquette
  • Direct Reduction
  • Laterite Nickel
  • Sustain Natural Resources


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