Energy Analysis of UK Industry System with Emphasis on the Iron and Steel Sector

  • Lei Wang

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMPhil


This study has focused on the relationship between fossil energy consumption and carbonemission reduction in industry. Energy analysis and exergy analysis based on the First andSecond Laws of the Thermodynamics were the main methods for the analysis of the energysaving potential. This is an important commercial way for reduce carbon emission in the sector.After reviewing the current status of energy consumption in UK and its industrial sector, energyuse and carbon emissions in UK power generation industry has been briefly analyzed. Finally,the traditional energy-intensive industry, the iron and steel sector was examined. Here energydemand and carbon emissions in each of the main working stages were studied. State-of-the-artenergy saving technologies and a low carbon emission iron and steel making methods identified.
Date of Award13 Jun 2012
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorGeoff Hammond (Supervisor) & Stuart Macgregor (Supervisor)

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