A brief overview of low CO2 emission technologies for iron and steel making

  • Chunbao Charles XuEmail author
  • Da-qiang Cang


The global steel production has been growing for the last 50 years, from 200 Mt in 1950s to 1240 Mt in 2006. Iron and steel making industry is one of the most energy-intensive industries, with an annual energy consumption of about 24 EJ, 5% of the world s total energy consumption. The steel industry accounts for 5%–4% of total world greenhouse gas emissions. Enhancing energy efficiency and employing energy saving/recovering technologies such as coke dry quechning (CDQ) and top pressure recovery turbine (TRT) can be short-term approaches to the steel industry to reduce greenhouse gas emission. The long-term approaches to achieving a significant reduction in CO2 emissions from the steel industry would be through developing and applying CO2 breakthrough technologies for iron and steel making, and through increasing use of renewable energy for iron and steel making. Thus, an overview of new CO2 breakthrough technologies for iron and steel making was made.

Key words

greenhouse gas emission CO2 reduction technology ironmaking steelmaking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLakehead UniversityOntarioCanada
  2. 2.School of Metallurgical and Ecological EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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