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BLAST FURNACE GAS

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Definition:
Blast furnace gas is produced during the combustion of coke in blast furnaces in the iron and steel industry. It is recovered and used as a fuel partly within the plant and partly in other steel industry processes or in power stations equipped to burn it.

Context:
Also included here is oxygen steel furnace gas which is obtained as a by-product of the production of steel in an oxygen furnace and is recovered on leaving the furnace. The gas is also known as converter gas, LD gas or BOS gas.

Source Publication:
Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris, Part 2 – Notes on Energy Sources.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003