I have always been fascinated by heavy industry. Seen from a small resource-scarce country like Denmark, the bellowing factories of larger countries have been the signposts of human progress.

The production of steel has underpinned the rise of humanity since the beginning of the nineteenth century.


What's steel anyway?

The production of steel starts with producing iron from ore.

Raw materials

According to Wikipedia Steel is an alloy of iron, carbon and other elements. The carbon content in steel varies from 0.002% to 2.14%.

Chemical processes

Industrial processes

Mining the raw materials

Iron processing

Steel processes

History of steel

Topics to cover:

1. Chemistry, mining, surveying, iron ore, factory layout,... coating, thinning, milling.. annealing, tempering, other materials like Aluminium?

How to produce your own steel

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https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&fsb=y&SearchText=steel+furance

https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=iron+ore+mill&viewtype=

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Source

2C + O2 → 2CO

C + H2O → CO + H2

CO2 + C → 2CO

3Fe2O3 + CO → CO2 + 2Fe3O4

Fe3O4 + CO → CO2 + 3FeO

FeO + CO → Fe + CO2

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blast_furnace

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_oxygen_steelmaking

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_hearth_furnace

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessemer_process

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron#Industrial_production

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_ore