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Title: Toward radical changes in steelmaking. [Changes needed to restore competitiveness]

Abstract

The no-longer-competitive U.S. steel industry, suffering from reduced sales, environmental constraints, and high fuel and capital costs, is looking to new technologies and the combined efforts of universities, industry, labor, and government to regain world leadership. U.S. steelmakers can no longer compete with Japan's innovative and efficient methods and its financial advantages. Several economic and political remedies and several improvements in present technologies are suggested for the near and mid-term. Radically innovative technologies are needed to solve long-term problems, however. New processes, such as direct or plasma arc steelmaking, direct casting, powder metallurgy, and hydrometallurgy, may provide longe-range solutions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge
OSTI Identifier:
6413922
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6413922
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Technol. Rev.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; METAL INDUSTRY; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; STEELS; PRODUCTION; COMPETITION; ECONOMICS; FABRICATION; MANUFACTURING; ALLOYS; INDUSTRY; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS 290500* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization; 320300 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Industrial & Agricultural Processes

Citation Formats

Szekely, J. Toward radical changes in steelmaking. [Changes needed to restore competitiveness]. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Szekely, J. Toward radical changes in steelmaking. [Changes needed to restore competitiveness]. United States.
Szekely, J. Thu . "Toward radical changes in steelmaking. [Changes needed to restore competitiveness]". United States.
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title = {Toward radical changes in steelmaking. [Changes needed to restore competitiveness]},
author = {Szekely, J.},
abstractNote = {The no-longer-competitive U.S. steel industry, suffering from reduced sales, environmental constraints, and high fuel and capital costs, is looking to new technologies and the combined efforts of universities, industry, labor, and government to regain world leadership. U.S. steelmakers can no longer compete with Japan's innovative and efficient methods and its financial advantages. Several economic and political remedies and several improvements in present technologies are suggested for the near and mid-term. Radically innovative technologies are needed to solve long-term problems, however. New processes, such as direct or plasma arc steelmaking, direct casting, powder metallurgy, and hydrometallurgy, may provide longe-range solutions.},
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journal = {Technol. Rev.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 81:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}