THE POSSIBILITIES OF CO2 EMISSION REDUCTION IN THE PROCESS OF STEEL CHARGE HEATING THROUGH THE SELECTION OF HEATING RATE
 
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Department of Industrial Furnaces and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Częstochowa, Poland
Publication date: 2015-08-13
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2015; 9(27):17–22
 
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The reduction of carbon dioxide emission is an important aspect of the economic policy of each country. Institutions promoting environmental protection seek to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions. One of the main emitters of harmful gases to the atmosphere is the steelmaking sector. The heating technology used in metallurgical works contributes to the amount of emitted carbon dioxide that forms as a result of the loss of steel and the combustion of fuel, whose thermal energy is used during the course of the charge heating process in the heating furnace. Achieving the imposed ecological targets by not exceeding the specified emission level is possible by implementing appropriate pollutant emission reducing technologies in the metallurgical industry. Based on numerical computation results, the effect of heating rate on the emission of carbon dioxide has been determined in the paper. This study demonstrates that by selecting the appropriate steel charge heating technology the emissions of greenhouse gases can be substantially reduced.