SL/RN Process Costs & Benefits
|Parent Process: Direct Reduced Iron|
|Energy Savings Potential||
Energy consumption decreases because no coke oven and sinter plants are required. Total electricity consumption is 999.74 kWh/metric ton liquid steel.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Total CO emissions are 3.2 t/t-liquid steel.
Investment and operational costs of the process are reported to be $344.4 and $183.1 per ton of steel, based on a scrap cost of $120/t-scrap (US DOE, 2003. p. 4/4.)