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J. Arvola, J. Härkönen, M. Möttönen, H. Haapasalo and P. Tervonen, "Combining Steel and Chemical Production to Reduce CO₂ Emissions," Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 115-122. doi: 10.4236/lce.2011.23015

Combining steel and chemical production to reduce CO₂ emissions

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Author: Arvola, Jouko1; Härkönen, Janne1; Möttönen, Matti1;
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Scientific Research Publishing, 2011
Publish Date: 2019-12-11


New legislation and emissions trading increase pressures for the industry to find new environmentally sound solutions. This research analyses the utilisation of carbon monoxide (CO), formed in steel mills from the emissions reduction viewpoint. The research studies possibilities of combining steel and chemical productions from economic and environmental perspectives. The analysis includes considering emissions costs and electricity price, when CO is converted into chemical products. The results prove the economic profitability of a steel mill selling CO gas to a chemical producer instead of using it for energy production, while CO₂ emissions are simultaneously reduced.

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Series: Low carbon economy
ISSN: 2158-7000
ISSN-E: 2158-7019
ISSN-L: 2158-7000
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Pages: 115 - 122
DOI: 10.4236/lce.2011.23015
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2011 Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.