Blast Furnace Process ControlCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Blast Furnace System|
|Energy Savings Potential||
By implementing this technology, coke consumption was reduced to approximately 0.458 ton/t-HM in an Austrian steel plant in 2001 (Worrell et. al., 2010, p.87).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Emissions reduction potential of the technology is 24.4 Kg CO2/t-HM (US EPA, 2010. p.9).
Blast Furnace Process Control Publications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the U.S. Iron and Steel Industry, discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented in iron and steel manufacturing plants. This guide provides current real world examples of iron and steel plants saving energy and reducing cost and carbon dioxide emissions.
The State–of-the-Art Clean Technologies (SOACT) for Steelmaking Handbook is developed as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate program and seeks to catalog the best available technologies and practices to save energy and reduce environmental impacts in the steel industry. Its purpose is to share information about commercialized or emerging technologies and practices that are currently available to increase energy efficiency and environmental performance.