Sustainability is a topic on everone’s lips these days. Everyone is talking about decarbonizing the steel industry, but this does not stop at ironmaking, even so this process at the moment is accountable for the biggest share of CO2 emissions in the steel industry. Sustainability covers more aspects than just CO2 emissions of a process.But what does it mean for EAF steelmaking?
To answer the question this course will touch upon topics like energy efficiency, resource efficiency and carbon footprint of EAF steelmaking. The concepts will be defined und factors influencing the sustainability will be discussed. Finally, options to increase the sustainability of EAF steelmaking like fossil carbon substitutes, energy efficiency improvements and circular economy approaches will be presented.
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• understand the concept of sustainability in EAF steelmaking
• understand the factors influencing the sustainability
• evaluate options to increase the sustainability
Lecturer: Thomas Echterhof
Senior Researcher at the Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering,
RWTH Aachen University