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Experience with using alternative reducing agents at blast furnace

  • J. Buchwalder, T. Fuchs, J. Hunger and T. Siepert


This paper presents the experience that EKO Stahl has gained with the blast furnace injection of plastics and animal fats as alternative reducing agents since 1993. The specific pieces of equipment that have been designed and implemented for handling, storing and injecting these substances into the blast furnace tuyeres are described. The parameters that allow line stability and the overall effects on blast furnace operation are reported.



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