RECYCLING AND ENERGY USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF METALS

Loss of yield with resulting recycling of scrap within a metal producting-system causes an increased use of energy per unit of final product. Recycling of materials from outside the production system results in decreased use of energy. The effects of internal and external recycling of scrap materials on the energy requirements for producing a metal has been modeled. The model provides a ready means for evaluating the effects of factors such as changing processing methods, importation of metals, improved recovery of metals from waste, etc., on the energy requirements of a metal-producing industry. Some results of the use of the model for the steel industry are presented and discussed.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 932-949

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM