Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Steel Production

L. E. K. Holappa*

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Abstract

Iron and steel making plays a significant role in global energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The target of limiting the global warming by 2050 is extremely challenging for this energy-intensive branch of industry. In order to be responsible for its own share in cutting CO2 emissions, great advancements must be done. A brief history, present situation and different scenarios are discussed. Possibilities to decrease CO2 emissions in current processes via improved energy efficiency, alternative process routes, energy sources and recycling are examined. On-going and planned efforts and programs of steel producers and institutions, as well as trends of energy generation in the long run are reviewed and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
EditorsS Wang, ML Free, S Alam, M Zhang, PR Taylor
PublisherSpringer Int Publishing AG
Pages401-410
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-51091-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-51090-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSymposium on Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies - An EPD Symposium in Honor of Ramana G. Reddy - San Diego, United States
Duration: 26 Feb 20172 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameMinerals Metals & Materials Series
PublisherSPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG
ISSN (Print)2367-1181

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies - An EPD Symposium in Honor of Ramana G. Reddy
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period26/02/201702/03/2017

Keywords

  • Steel industry
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy saving
  • Sustainability
  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • STEELMAKING
  • TARGETS
  • CARBON

Cite this

Holappa, L. E. K. (2017). Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Steel Production. In S. Wang, ML. Free, S. Alam, M. Zhang, & PR. Taylor (Eds.), Minerals, Metals and Materials Series (pp. 401-410). (Minerals Metals & Materials Series). Springer Int Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51091-0_39