Recent resource and environmental issues in the steel industry

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The theme of efficient use of resources is developed by looking at the resource and environmental issues raised by the extraction and refining of iron and steel. Recent resource and environmental trends in the steel industry are reviewed from the perspective of the mineral sources available, future population and economic trends and their impact on resources, and the potential for meeting demands for steel in an environmentally-friendly way. Approaches such as utilization of hydrogen-bearing fuels and/or biomass wastes instead of coke as reducing agents of iron ores to reduce carbon dioxide emission are described, and a vision of sustainable iron and steel making is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopical Themes in Energy and Resources
Subtitle of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Education and Training Program for Environmental Leaders
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9784431553090
ISBN (Print)9784431553083
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Environmental impacts of steel production
  • Iron and steel industry
  • Iron ore resources
  • Recycling of iron
  • Steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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