KTH Steel Scrap Model: Iron and Steel Flow in the Swedish Society 1889–2010
2013 (English)In: Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, ISSN 2191-0375, Vol. 13, no 1/2, 47-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
KTH Steel Scrap Model calculates material flows of iron and steel in the Swedish society based on statistics, mass balance and mass flow analysis and industry knowledge. The material flows of iron and steel were calculated for external scrap consumption, internal scrap, domestic steel scrap arising and net flow of iron and steel into the Swedish society. Model output on external steel scrap consumption and domestic steel scrap arising was compared to an earlier analysis done by Jernkontoret for the timeline 1980–2009. The results show that mass balance calculations are area wise corresponding to consumption figures based on trade statistics. In addition the difference in trend is assumed to be mainly due to stocking effect. Furthermore it is shown that mass balance and mass flow models could be used as a tool to calculate apparent scrap consumption based on crude steel production figures by process type.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 13, no 1/2, 47-54 p.
steel scrap, mfa, mass balance, statistics, circulation
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175721DOI: 10.1515/jmsp-2012-0033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175721DiVA: diva2:862076
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