Green Topics - Plastics Find A Role In Steel Industry
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1996
The German steelmaking industry has come up with a novel solution to the problem of waste plastics-grind them into particles and use them in the steelmaking process. Plastics make ideal agents for removing oxygen from iron ore in blast furnaces, and save on oil and coal as well. The aim of replacing heavy oil and coal with plastics in blast furnaces is to use them as reducing agents as well as an additional energy source.