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Energy conservation in the U.S. economy from increased recycle of obsolete steel scrap

James Ray Brodrick

Energy conservation in the U.S. economy from increased recycle of obsolete steel scrap

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Published by Dept. of Energy, Division of Industrial Energy Conservation, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in [Washington], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Steel industry and trade -- United States,
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.),
  • Scrap metals,
  • Energy conservation

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James Ray Brodrick, Energy Research Group, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research, Advanced Computation Building, University of Illionoi at Urbana-Champaign
    SeriesCOO ; 2893-10
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Energy, United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Industrial Energy Conservation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Energy Research Group
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 104 p. :
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16800782M


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Get this from a library. Energy conservation in the U.S. economy from increased recycle of obsolete steel scrap: final report. [James Ray Brodrick; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Energy Research Group.]. The production of iron, steel, and aluminum is a highly energy-intensive process, accounting for 10% of total manufacturing energy use of recycling in the manufacturing process of these metals has been a main driver of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry.

Current energy consumption for the integrated route is estimated to lie between 17 and 23GJ/t of hot-rolled product and for the recycling route, between GJ/t of hot-rolled product.

Production and consumption of iron and steel The production of crude steel File Size: 1MB. For example, in the U.S. exported $3 billion worth of aluminum, $4 billion of copper, and $ billion of iron and steel.

Metal Recycling Saves Energy and Natural Resources Recycling scrap metal reduces the substantial amounts of greenhouse gas emissions produced during the various smelting and processing operations used when making metal.

Making products from recyclables results in energy savings. Recycled steel saves 60% production energy, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. Using scrap steel instead of virgin ore to make new steel takes 40% less water and creates 97% less mining waste.

How does recycling benefit the economy. In order to identify the sector's potential contribution to climate change mitigation through increased recycling, reliable estimates on both future steel demand and scrap supply are required. Extrapolating historic growth rates is a common approach to forecast steel production in the short- and mid-term (Wang et al., a, Yellishetty et al.

Recycling is at the very heart of the steel industry’s commitment to sustainability. By using steel scrap to make new steel, the North American steel industry conserves energy, emissions, raw materials and natural resources. This need for a continuous feedstock of steel scrap directly drives the recycling of many common steel products.

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in its virgin or original state.

It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and. Recycling The overall recycling rate of steel is 86 percent based on the most recent data compiled by the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) through Steelmaking furnaces consumed nearly 70 million tons of domestic steel scrap in All steel is percent recyclable and more steel is recycled each year than aluminum, copper, paper, glass.

Recycling of scrap plays an important role in the conservation of energy because the remelting of scrap requires much less energy than the production of iron or steel products from iron ore. Also, consumption of iron and steel scrap by remelting reduces the burden on landfill disposal facilities and prevents the accumulation of abandoned steel.

Benefits of E-Waste Recycling. Recycling e-waste enables us to recover various valuable metals and other materials from electronics, saving natural resources (energy), reducing pollution, conserving landfill space, and creating jobs. According to the EPA, recycling one million laptops can save the energy equivalent of electricity that can run 3, U.S.

households for a year. Recycling the components of galvanized steel scrap saves primary energy, decreases zinc imports, and adds value to the scrap. The quantities of zinc available by the year from prompt and obsolete automotive scrap win approach 25% of zinc consumed in the.

requirement of 1 million tons of steel annually. However, U.S. steel interests have faced serious threats from foreign competitors. Since the long strike ofimports of steel products and semi-finished steel have increased dramatically (see Figure 2) and have caused prices to remain depressed.

Furthermore, trade laws have been unable to. America's main aim, since the oil embargo, is for increased self-sufficiency in energy by way of adopting policies which discourage the consumption of scarce and imported fuels and encouraging the development of its own energy resources.

This has been done through price controls and a nationwide drive towards energy conservation. Steel • "Tin cans" are tin-plated steel • Recycling steel: o Uses 60% less water and 25% less energy than producing virgin steel o Reduces air pollution by 86%, water pollution by 76%, and CO 2 emissions by 80% • 1 ton of recycled steel represents: o tons iron ore saved o tons coal saved o tons solid waste prevented.

On average, about half of the energy used in U.S. homes is expended on space conditioning (i.e. heating and cooling). The efficiency of furnaces and air conditioners has increased steadily since the energy crises of the s.

Steel in the circular economy Steel can also reduce product life cycle energy use and emissions in other ways, by maximising the value of resources through improved product design, recovery and reuse, remanufacturing and recycling.

Refer to the circular economy section under for more information on this topic. Footnotes 1. According to the Steel Recycling Institute, steel recycling in the United States saves the energy equivalent to electrical power for about one-fifth of American households for one year. One ton of recycled steel saves the energy equivalent of barrels of oil and tons of iron ore over the production of new steel.

The system energy for steel ingot production from pig iron/% scrap charge shown in Figure 2 is therefore as given in entry 3 of Table 4. If the scrap were derived from external sources by a sequence such as that shown in Figure 1, the energy requirement would be increased by to MJ/kg (entry 4 of Table 4).

(Coke use is included. In Brazil, he said scrap demand is healthy for the moment with prices on the rise. However, he noted prices in Brazil could drop if any restrictions tied to COVID are imposed.

Ferrous outlook. Before the COVID pandemic hit, U.S. steel output was at million metric tons at a utilization rate of about 82 percent in March. 2 days ago  SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.

10, /PRNewswire/ -- The global ferrous scrap recycling market size is anticipated to reach USD million byaccording to. Recycling paper cuts energy usage in half. Every pound of steel recycled saves 5, BTUs of energy, enough to light a watt bulb for over 26 hours. Recycling a ton of glass saves the equivalent of nine gallons of fuel oil.

Recycling used aluminum cans requires only about five percent of the energy needed to produce aluminum from bauxite. The EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook reduced the forecast’s projected increase in U.S.

industrial energy consumption substantially to reflect the nation’s economic slowdown, rising energy prices, and the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of (P.L. ) (EIA, ). With rising prices and more policy levers.

Structural steel produced in the United States contains 93% recycled steel scrap, on average. At the end of a building's life, 98% of all structural steel is recycled back into new steel products, with no loss of its physical properties.

As such, structural steel isn't just recycled but "multi-cycled," as it can be recycled over and over and over again. electronic scrap ( grams per metric ton (g/t)) and an average gold ore feed grade of g/t for a typical gold openpit cyanide leaching operation in Nevada with an overall 67 percent gold recovery.

2Based on a waste-to-ore ratio. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Figure 1. Energy consumption and energy efficiency values are based on the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers. Responsible sourcing of wood fiber is defined in Apple’s Sustainable Fiber Specification.

We consider wood fibers to include bamboo. The Taptic Engine represents about 24% of the total rare earth elements used in the product. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Subject This report fact sheet assesses trends in materials generation, recycling, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling in the United States.

NEW YORK, Ap /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Scrap market worldwide is projected to grow by Million Tons, driven by a compounded growth of %. Obsolete, one of. off-specification materials or products, obsolete materials or products, surplus “virgin” materials, packaging, process losses like excess energy use, or any material not being used efficiently.

A waste stream is the complete flow of waste from a process through to recovery, recycling, or final disposal. Waste streams vary in the commercial and.

Recent discoveries of large domestic natural gas reserves are good news in terms of U.S. energy security but worrisome in regards to climate change because carbon emissions from natural gas combustion are double those of other fossil fuels.

• Producing Economic Development Opportunities - Increased collection of materials attracts businesses that are interested in processing or using the materials. Recycling helps U.S. manufacturers compete in a high-pressure global economy. That recycling is beneficial for the environment is probably an uncontested proposition.

With efficient recycling, metals can be used over and over again, minimizing the need to mine and process virgin materials while decreasing energy and water requirements. Success in raising levels of recycling worldwide would benefit the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy while assisting in the creation of green jobs.

My building does not offer curbside recycling: Start the conversation. Talk to your property manager or HOA board on why recycling is important to you. They can set up a recycling program by contacting a Solid Waste representative at () or [email protected] My building needs help with our existing recycling program.

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) Q2 Earnings Conference Call J AM ET Company Participants Tricia Meyers - Investor Relations Manager Ma. Solar PV is the largest renewable energy employer with million jobs worldwide, up from million at last count.

According to IRENA's renewable energy costs study, solar PV module prices have dropped more than 75 per cent since and residential solar PV systems are 65 per cent cheaper than in In an auction this year, Dubai contracted for the lowest-ever price of electricity.

The U.S. industrial sector accounts for about one­third of the total energy consumed in the United States and is responsible for about one­third of fossil­fuel­related greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that somewhere between 20 to 50% of industrial energy input is lost as waste heat in the form of hot exhaust.

A second way to say money and energy is to use CFLs (Compact Florescent Bulbs). These bulbs produce as much light as a normal incandescent bulb, but last ten times as long and use 1/4 of the energy.

A third way to achieve this goal is to use energy efficient appliances, like Energy Star, and unplug appliances when they are not in use. 23VAC Manufacturing and Processing. Generally. The retail sales and use tax does not apply to the following types of tangible personal property when used or consumed by an industrial manufacturer or processor of products for sale or resale: (As used in this section, the terms "manufacturing and processing" include "converting.").

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helps protect endangered species. How is the approach of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy different than the approach of the Energy Star program. Government sanctioned activities to improve ecosystems have had little effect.

The Alliance to Save Energy seeks to increase energy. Energy consumed by the industry. Compared to other industries the wood and wood products industry is not considered energy intensive, and, as shown in Table 1, it consumed some mtoe of energy in the OECD countries during the yearaccounting for approximately percent of the OECD countries primary energy demand.History of energy use: This graph illustrates the history of energy use in the United States between and It traces the quantity of energy consumed in the form of wood, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydroelectric power and nuclear in quadrillions of BTU.While steel is the dominant material in the cars we drive and the beams of the buildings we work in, for the average person recycling steel will involve the proper disposal of steel cans and scrap metal.

Steel is the most recycled material in North America, and it can be recycled infinitely and turned into new steel products. Facts from.