Reliance on coal as the dominant energy source for the steel industry should continue until the end of the century, particularly for coal-rich countries. Despite continued reductions in blast-furnace coke rates through such current techniques as auxiliary fuel injection and improved burdens, projected increases in steel demand will increase the requirement for metallurgical coal. Coal preheating will broaden the base of coals used in conventional cokemaking. Formed coke, which should be commercialized by 1980, can extend significantly the reserves of coal applicable to steelmaking processes. Rapid growth in direct reduction can be anticipated, especially for countries with adequate resources of liquid and gaseous fuels and/or limited reserves of coking coal. For countries that are rich in coal but not in gas and oil, the development of coal gasification and liquefaction could accelerate direct reduction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metals Society

    1 Carlton House Terrace
    London SW1Y 5DB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, F J
    • Hass, K P
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 10-20
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM