, Volume 64, Issue 8, pp 997–1001 | Cite as

Waste Heat Recovery from Blast Furnace Slag by Chemical Reactions

  • Yuelin Qin
  • Xuewei LvEmail author
  • Chenguang Bai
  • Guibao Qiu
  • Pan Chen


Blast furnace (BF) slag, which is the main byproduct in the ironmaking process, contains large amounts of sensible heat. To recover the heat, a new waste heat-recovery system—granulating molten BF slag by rotary multinozzles cup atomizer and pyrolyzing printed circuited board with obtained hot BF slag particle—was proposed in this study. The feasibility of the waste heat-recovery system was verified by dry granulation and pyrolyzation experiments. The energy of hot BF slag could be converted to chemical energy through the pyrolysis reaction, and a large amount of combustible gas like CO, H2, C m H n , and CH4 can be generated during the process.


Blast Furnace Print Circuit Board Blast Furnace Slag Molten Slag Pyrolysis Reaction 
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This work was supported by the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation (Grant 131048) and the Fundamental Research Funds for Chongqing University Postgraduates’ Science and Innovation Fund (Grant CDJZR11130029).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuelin Qin
    • 1
  • Xuewei Lv
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chenguang Bai
    • 1
  • Guibao Qiu
    • 1
  • Pan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringChongqing UniversityChongqingChina

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