Feasibility Study on Blast Furnace Ironmaking System Integrated with Methanol Synthesis for Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emission and Effective Use of Exergy

Tomohiro Akiyama, Hirotaka Sato, Atsushi Muramatsu, Jun Ichiro Yagi

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Abstract

Partial replacement of coke by natural gas and production of methanol from the off gas will result in the integrated blast furnace ironmaking system with methanol synthesis. According to the requirement of reduction of CO2 emission and energy savings, the feasibility study of the integrated system was conducted. Operating data of the new system was calculated by a mathematical model based on the heat and mass balances. The effect of operating conditions, such as replacement amount of coke and conversion factor to methanol, on the total emission of greenhouse effect gas (GEG) and on the exergy loss was examined. The exergy loss and the GEG emission decreased with increase in the replacement amount of coke by natural gas and the conversion factor. In the operation case that has 300 kg-coke/thm and 219 Nm3-natural gas/thm in fuel ratio and 2.3% in conversion factor, the total amount of GEG decreased from 542 to 454kg/thm and the sum of exergy loss also decreased from 9.0 to 8.2GJ/thm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1136-1143
Number of pages8
JournalIsij International
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • blast furnace
  • carbon dioxide
  • exergy analysis
  • ironmaking
  • methanol synthesis
  • natural gas injection
  • system integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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