Improved Recovery of Blast Furnace GasCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Blast Furnace System|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Energy savings of 35 MJ/t-HM (Worrell et al, 2010. p. 86) to 66 MJ/t-HM (US EPA, 2010. p.19) are reported.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Emissions can be reduced by 4.0 Kg CO2/t hot metal.
Retrofit capital costs are $0.47/t-HM have been reported from a plant in Netherlands. Payback time was estimated to be 2.3 years (US EPA, 2010. p.19).
Improved Recovery of Blast Furnace Gas 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.