鉄鋼リサイクルの今後の課題 [in Japanese] The Future Work for the Recycling of Steel [in Japanese]
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The world environmrntal problem has been a serious issue toward the next century. In Japan, the individual industries have solved the various problems on pollution and energy saving. However the present issue is entirely different from the past one. It is a more global and serious problem, how todeal with the enormous amount of waste flooding over the society.<BR>The domestic stock of steel products is well over one billion tons in Japan and this causes a huge pressure to the society. Therefore, a completely new concept is necessary to recycle a huge amount of steel scrap. The idea is not on the extension of the same line but is different from the past tactics. The new idea is so called "TEMCOS", (Total Energy and Material Control System). In this concept the waste material or productsmust be minimized from any sources and reused in the various industries within the society.<BR>For example, the ferrous and non-ferrous industries have a well established system of minimizing waste material and preventing pollution. Waste material is generally recycled and reused within their works.So, the both industries may be able to cooperate each other to transfer and reuse the waste materialas new resources.<BR>Simply speaking, energy and material will be controlled systematically to reachthe optimum condition in the entire society. The concept will be developed further in the future.
- Journal of MMIJ
Journal of MMIJ 113(12), 986-988, 1997-12-25
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan