### Theory and Practice of Sintering of Iron ore –

Based on further studies as well as initial studies, the equation which has been proposed for calculating the optimum moisture (W) as a function of the nature, composition and granulometry of the iron ore is W = 2.28 + 0.427 L + 0.810 A – 0.339S + 0.104D + 0.036 E where L is the ore weight loss during heating in grams, A is % Al2O3 in ore, S is % SiO2 in ore, D is ore size fraction less than