Dr Yiran Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Yiran Liu

Engineering
School of Chemical Engineering

Dr Yiran Liu is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Her research focuses on the modelling, optimization, and utilization of the combustion of biomass and coal in the ironmaking blast furnace, by means of numerical simulation, machine learning and experiments. She received her BEng. (2014) and MEng. (2017) degrees from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and PhD degree from UNSW in 2021. She has published over 20 papers in leading journals and conference proceedings in the field of biomass and coal combustion and ironmaking and has been involved in several research projects funded by the Australian government and/or industry. She is a member of the Youth Editorial Board of "Journal of Iron and Steel Research International", and the reviewers of several prestigious journals, e.g. “Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B”.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Yang G; Liu Y; Gao L; Su Y, 2022, 'Investigation of the synergistic effect and kinetic behavior of anthracite and biochar during co-combustion process in pure oxygen atmosphere', Journal of the Energy Institute, vol. 101, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2021.12.005
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu Y; Hu Z; Shen Y, 2021, 'CFD Study of Hydrogen Injection in Blast Furnaces: Tuyere Co-injection of Hydrogen and Coal', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science, vol. 52, pp. 2971 - 2991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11663-021-02156-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu Y; Shen Y, 2021, 'Modelling and optimisation of biomass injection in ironmaking blast furnaces', Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, vol. 87, pp. 100952 - 100952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pecs.2021.100952
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liu Y; Curtis J; Shen Y, 2020, 'Computational fluid dynamics study of re-blowin operation in an ironmaking blast furnace', Powder Technology, vol. 361, pp. 145 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2019.09.061
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liu Y; Shen Y, 2020, 'Combined Experimental and Numerical Study of Charcoal Injection in a Blast Furnace: Effect of Biomass Pretreatment', Energy and Fuels, vol. 34, pp. 827 - 841, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b02949
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hu ZJ; Liu YR; Xu H; Zhu JM; Wu SL; Shen YS, 2019, 'Co-combustion of semicoke and coal in an industry ironmaking blast furnace: Lab experiments, model study and plant tests', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2019.106165
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu Y; Shen Y, 2019, 'CFD study of charcoal combustion in a simulated ironmaking blast furnace', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 191, pp. 152 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2019.04.004
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu Y; Shen Y, 2019, 'Three-dimensional modelling of charcoal combustion in an industrial scale blast furnace', Fuel, vol. 258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116088
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu ZJ; Wang RR; Liu YR; Li ZG; Zheng AY; Zhang JL, 2019, 'Preparation parameters optimization of geopolymer binder for cold-bonded pellets', Kang T'ieh/Iron and Steel, vol. 54, pp. 15 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.13228/j.boyuan.issn0449-749x.20180251
    Journal articles | 2018
    Liu Y; Shen Y, 2018, 'Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Biomass Combustion in a Simulated Ironmaking Blast Furnace: Effect of the Particle Shape', Energy and Fuels, vol. 32, pp. 4372 - 4381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.7b03150
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wang RR; Zhang JL; Liu YR; Zheng AY; Liu ZJ; Liu XL; Li ZG, 2018, 'Thermal performance and reduction kinetic analysis of cold-bonded pellets with CO and H2 mixtures', International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 25, pp. 752 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12613-018-1623-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xing X; Chen Y; Liu Y, 2018, 'Study of the reduction mechanism of ironsands with addition of blast furnace bag dust', Metallurgical Research and Technology, vol. 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/metal/2017097
    Journal articles | 2018
    Xing X; Liu Y; Ju J; Liu M; Chen Y, 2018, 'Synthesis and Non-isothermal Carbothermic Reduction of FeTiO 3 -Fe 2 O 3 Solid Solution Systems', Xiyou Jinshu Cailiao Yu Gongcheng/Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, vol. 47, pp. 2775 - 2781
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chen Z; Zhang J; Liu Z; Yuan X; Wang F; Liu Y; Gao B, 2017, 'Research on dezincification of zinc-bearing dusts composite briquettes', Zhongnan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology), vol. 48, pp. 1704 - 1711, http://dx.doi.org/10.11817/j.issn.1672-7207.2017.07.003
    Journal articles | 2017
    Li NY; Zhang JL; Liu XL; Liu ZJ; Liu YR, 2017, 'Effects of MgO and TiO2 on comprehensive metallurgical properties of magnesia vanadium titanium pellets', Kang T'ieh/Iron and Steel, vol. 52, pp. 14 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.13228/j.boyuan.issn0449-749x.20160505
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liu Y, 2017, 'Characteristics of combustion zone and evolution of mineral phases along bed height in ore sintering', International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12613-017-1499-x
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liu Y; Zhang J; Xing X; Liu Z; Li X; Li N; Shen Y, 2017, 'Synthesis and non-isothermal carbothermic reduction of FeTiO3-Fe2O3 solid solution systems', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, vol. 48, pp. 2419 - 2427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11663-017-1044-3
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang RR; Zhang JL; Liu YR; Liu ZJ; Liu XL; Li NY, 2017, 'Effects of an inorganic binder on the strength property of cold-bonded pellets', Metallurgical Research and Technology, vol. 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/metal/2017042
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang RR; Zhang JL; Liu ZJ; Liu YR; Liu XL; Li NY, 2017, 'Hardening behavior and mechanism of a new type of binder on cold-bonded pellets', Kang T'ieh/Iron and Steel, vol. 52, pp. 9 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.13228/j.boyuan.issn0449-749x.20170024
    Journal articles | 2016
    Liu YR; Zhang JL; Liu ZJ; Xing XD, 2016, 'Phase transformation behavior of titanium during carbothermic reduction of titanomagnetite ironsand', International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 23, pp. 760 - 768, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12613-016-1290-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Liu YR; Zhang JL; Wang ZY; Liu ZJ; Xing XD, 2016, 'Experimental research on the deep reduction-magnetic separation of ironsand', Gongcheng Kexue Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Engineering, vol. 38, pp. 181 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.13374/j.issn2095-9389.2016.02.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang ZY; Zhang JL; Xing XD; Liu ZJ; Zhang YP; Liu XL; Liu YR, 2016, 'Phase Transitions and Atomic-Scale Migration During the Preoxidation of a Titania/Ferrous Oxide Solution', JOM, vol. 68, pp. 656 - 667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1678-z
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xing X; Xu C; Liu Y, 2016, 'Effect of austempering process on microstructure and mechanical properties of ductile iron containing Cr', Jinshu Rechuli/Heat Treatment of Metals, vol. 41, pp. 119 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.13251/j.issn.0254-6051.2016.08.027
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xing XD; Zhang JL; Liu YR; Liu ZJ; Liu XL; Li NY, 2016, 'Isothermal carbothermal reduction of synthetic FeTiO3-Fe2O3 solid solutions', Gongcheng Kexue Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Engineering, vol. 38, pp. 1227 - 1232, http://dx.doi.org/10.13374/j.issn2095-9389.2016.09.005
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Liu Y; Zhang J; Wang Z; Liu Z; Xing X, 2015, 'Research ondeep reduction and magnetic separation of marine placer based on carbon composite pellet', in TMS Annual Meeting, pp. 691 - 698
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Liu YR; Lv Y; Li B, 2015, 'Effects on biomass char addition on combustion process of pulverized coal', in Ceramic Transactions, pp. 117 - 126