Magnetite Production from Steel Wastes with Concentrated Solar Energy (pages 207–217)
Iñigo Ruiz-Bustinza, Inmaculada Cañadas, Jose Rodríguez, Javier Mochón, Luis Felipe Verdeja, Fernando Garcia-Carcedo and Alfonso J. Vázquez
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201200145
The use of solar thermal energy is quite interesting because of its direct application to metallurgical and chemical processes. A fluidized bed furnace, heated by solar energy has been used to reduce mill scale. The search of the objectives, “zero waste” and “clean energy”, may pose an interesting challenge in the manufacturing of primary iron and steel, as well as in areas of other metal production and even in the recycling of wastes, minimizing CO2 emissions.