Strategies and achievements for moving towards minimum wastes and emissions in the Asian steel industry

T. Emi, D. J. Min

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Abstract

Strategies and achievements in the Asian steel industry to construct industrial ecological chain are reviewed largely in the case of Japan, Korea and China. Emphasis is placed on the development of resource circulatory system for the minimisation of various wastes and emissions of green house gases (GHG), toxic gases and polluting particulates. The minimisation includes: 1. Rationalisation of iron and steelmaking processes; 2. Implementation of available relevant measures/technologies; 3. Life cycle assessment in designing steel from semis to assembled products; 4. Reduction, reuse and recycling of materials and energies; and 5. Utilisation of core competence technologies to process domestic and industrial wastes. In view of global nature of the above wastes- and emission-issues, inter-industrial linkage and international cooperation across the borders in the Asian countries have become more important. Inter-industrial linkage definitely serves to cut back the wastes and emissions. Examples of such linkage and factors influencing the sustainability of the linkage are described with expectation for further development of the linkage. Importance of international cooperation cannot be overstressed under the circumstances where steel production in China exceeded 220 Mt and world production exceeded 945 Mt in 2003 and is still increasing. Practical measures are discussed to enhance the linkage and cooperation for effectively promoting the reduction, reuse and recycling, including implications for the nonferrous industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 20
EventGreen Processing 2004 - 2nd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals - Fremantle, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 102004 May 12

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OtherGreen Processing 2004 - 2nd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals
CountryAustralia
CityFremantle
Period04/5/1004/5/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Emi, T., & Min, D. J. (2004). Strategies and achievements for moving towards minimum wastes and emissions in the Asian steel industry. 27-34. Paper presented at Green Processing 2004 - 2nd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals, Fremantle, Australia.