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In stainless steel production, raw material costs dominate the total production cost for the primary product. Since chromium is one of the major constituents of stainless steel, it also represents a large portion of the raw material cost. Consequently, a high chromium recovery is essential for overall process economy.

The primary objective of this research programme was to decrease the scorification of chrome during high-alloy steelmaking to improve the economy of the processes as well as the environmental behaviour of the slag.

This research has shown the feasibility to reduce the chrome content in the slag, and to improve the ecology of the slag and therefore the economy of stainless steel production. on.

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Authors: KHN, FEHS, Duisburg (DE);BEHMENBURG, Krupp Thyssen Nirosta GmbH, Krefeld (DE);CAPODILUPO, CSM, Terni (IT);QUIROS ROMERA, Acerinox, Cßdiz (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19382 EN (2000) 151 pp., EUR 23.50
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9527-0
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