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Main Title Blast furnaces : an industrial waste guide to the blast furnace department of the steel industry.
CORP Author Environmental Health Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Publisher Federal Security Agency
Year Published 1951
Stock Number PB-260031
OCLC Number 28989839
Subjects Blast furnaces. ; Factory and trade wastes.
Additional Subjects Steel making ; Steel industry ; Blast furnaces ; Industrial wastes ; Industrial plants ; Cooling water ; Industrial water ; Gaseous wastes ; Air pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOBM  TD899.S7B55 1951 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 04/25/2011
ERAM  TD899.S7B55 1951 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/13/2013
NTIS  PB-260 031 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ii, 32 l. ill. 27 cm.
A primary operation in the transformation of iron ore to steel is the production of pig iron in blast furnaces, which emit enormous quantities of gases that have fuel value but which also produce suspended solids in liquid wastes. These suspended solids are the principal pollution source. Dry cleaning of blast furnaces in all stages eliminates wash water use and is the most effective remedial measure, although involves complicated operation. The remedial measure usually employed is the removal of the more readily settleable material from the gas wash water in sedimentation tanks providing 40 to 120 minutes detention. Material removed in the settling units is dewatered and sintered, then recharged to the furnace, providing a definite economic gain. Operation of furnaces under top pressure, within certain limits of blast volume, reduces gas velocities in the furnaces and consequently dust production.
Cover title. "Review copy." "October 1951." Includes bibliographical references.