Foamy Slag PracticesCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Electric Arc Furnace|
|Energy Savings Potential||
The net energy savings are estimated at 6-8 kWh/t-steel (Worrell et al., 2010. p. 93).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Emissions reduction of 10.6 Kg CO2/t-steel is estimated (US EPA, 2010).
Retrofit capital cost is estimated at $15.6/t-steel (US EPA, 2010).
Foamy Slag Practices 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.