Effect and control of suspended solids at the blast furnaces

Ayo Samuel Afolabi, Kazeem Oladele Sanusi, Ambali Saka Abdulkareem, Oluwaseyi Samson Bada

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Abstract

In this study, investigations were carried out to find the best possible way of lowering the concentration of suspended solids at the blast furnace gas scrubbing systems which have long been a problem in steel making industries. The analyses of the experimental results showed that the Bulab 5615 that is currently being used is the best possible chemical polymer. At very low concentration the chemical has shown its ability to reduce suspended solids to desired levels. The three other chemicals used required a much higher dosing rate. Experiment was also conducted on controlling the conductivity and to solve the issues of high COD, ammonia and phenols using a pilot bio-plant and reverse osmosis. This work will make the adhering to the policy implemented in 2006 of zero effluent discharge of the Department of Water and Forestry and contribution towards saving our water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Pages954-960
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2013
Event2012 Asian Pacific Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, APEESD 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 12 2012Nov 13 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume261-262
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2012 Asian Pacific Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, APEESD 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period11/12/1211/13/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Afolabi, A. S., Sanusi, K. O., Abdulkareem, A. S., & Bada, O. S. (2013). Effect and control of suspended solids at the blast furnaces. In Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (pp. 954-960). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 261-262). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.260-261.954