Rev. Met. Paris
Volume 98, Number 1, January 2001
|Page(s)||19 - 40|
|Published online||25 October 2002|
Sustainable steelmaking paradigms for growth and development in the early 21st Century
The main milestones of the development of the modern steel industry are recalled and the changes which have occurred during the last ten years of the 20th Century are examined in the light of the evolution of the economical context in that period (protection of the environment, energy management, development of electric arc steelmaking and of compact and efficient production units, etc.). Several trends for the future evolution of the steel industry are discussed : environment friendly technologies and operations, controlled recycling of scrap, deep modifications for the electric arc furnace, methods for reducing the emission of greenhouse gas, etc.
© La Revue de Métallurgie, 2001
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