Substance flow analysis of molybdenum associated with iron and steel flow in Japanese economy

Kenichi Nakajima, Kazuyo Yokoyama, Yasunari Matsuno, Tetsuya Nagasaka

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Abstract

Substance flow analysis of molybdenum associated with iron and steel flow has been conducted in this study. The demand of molybdenum in iron and steel section reaches approximately 85 % of total molybdenum consumption in Japan. Total demand of special steel products in final commodity is 18.4×10 6t (for domestic: 12.4×106t), and that contains 14.3×103Mo-t (for domestic: 9.6×103Mo-t) of molybdenum in 2004 fy. In addition, crude steel for special steel (23.8×106t) contains 18.5×103Mo-t of molybdenum. Approximately 70% (12.3×103Mo-t) of molybdenum in the crude steel flows into domestic market, and about 45% of that is used for motor vehicles production. Improvement of dismantling technology and standardizing of special steel scrap will help to promote rare metal recycling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-515
Number of pages6
JournalIsij International
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 30

Keywords

  • Iron and steel
  • Material flow analysis
  • Molybdenum
  • Recycling
  • Special steel
  • Substance flow analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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