Biomass and Carbon Fuels in Metallurgy presents contemporary and new insights into the use of carbonaceous (Biomass) fuels in the metallurgical sector. The authors describe application of these fuels in different technological processes to produce pig iron, steel and ferroalloys. Emphasis is placed on biomass and its metallurgical utilization. Coverage includes the specification of fuels, their classification and the characteristics of their basic properties. The use of carbonaceous fuels in the production of various kinds of agglomerates (ferriferous, manganese and metalized) is also covered.
Introduction into the field. Fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. The role of fuels in metallurgy. CO2 emissions and metallurgical technologies. The distribution of fuels and their reserves. Carbonaceous fuels, their properties and testing. The use of traditional carbonaceous fuels in the production of agglomerates. The use of conventional carbonaceous fuels in the pig iron production. The use of traditional carbonaceous fuels in the production of steel and ferroalloys. Traditional carbon fuels and the environment. Alternative fuels. Utilization of biomass in the production of Fe agglomerates. The use of alternative fuels in the production of pig iron. The use of alternative fuels in the production of steel and ferroalloys. Alternative fuels and environment. Alternative fuels of the future. Conclusion.