Plastic Waste InjectionCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Blast Furnace System|
|Energy Savings Potential||
The energetic value of the 0.4 Mt plastic used in Japanese steel plants yearly is equal to 20 PJ. (IEA, 2007. p.121)
For every ton of plastic waste used, coke use can be reduced by 750 kg. (IPPC, 2009. p.355)
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
For every ton of plastics used CO2 emissions linked to the production of 750 kg of coke will be avoided.
The investment for the plastics injection plant in Austria was about €20 million for an injection capacity of up to 220 000 t/y. Additional costs were projected for unit's maintenance (IPPC, 2009. p.356)