Thermodynamic Studies in Low-Carbon Sustainable Metallurgical Processes

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2025 | Viewed by 89

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Carbon Neutrality, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: clean steel low-carbon smelting new technology; CO2 resource utilization; recycling of solid waste as resources; mineralization mechanism of steel slag
School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: new technologies for clean steel production; thermodynamic properties of metallurgical melts; physical and chemical aspects of clean utilization of solid waste resources; physical and chemical analysis of efficient utilization of vanadium and titanium resources
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

CO2 is a greenhouse gas and one of the culprits of global warming. In order to solve the global environmental crisis, reducing carbon dioxide emissions is urgent. Many carbon dioxide emissions often accompany many high-temperature metallurgical processes, such as iron making, aluminum electrolysis, and pyrometallurgical refining of crude copper. How to reduce carbon emissions is one of the key issues that need to be addressed in metallurgical processes.

In these metallurgical processes, thermodynamic properties have always been one of the core subjects, especially those of iron and steel metallurgy. Reducing carbon emissions requires thermodynamics as a theoretical guide. On the other hand, with the development of science and technology, the metallurgical industry continuously requires improving product quality and developing new products. It is increasingly urgent to study the thermodynamics involved in metallurgical processes.

This Special Issue includes but is not limited to research on thermodynamics for CO2 reduction or comprehensive utilization in metallurgical processes, clean steel production, efficient resource utilization, etc.

We expect scholars and researchers from academic and industrial circles worldwide to contribute to the Special Issue.

Dr. Jie Zhang
Dr. Chao Feng
Guest Editors

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  • metallurgical processe
  • thermodynamic properties
  • new ironmaking technology
  • clean steel production
  • efficient resource utilization
  • CO2 utilization in steelmaking
  • CO2 capture technology in steelmaking
  • low carbon technology

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