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The Use of Metallurgical Waste Gases as Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
To be published on September 15, 2020 by SAE International in United States
The article concerns the use of waste metallurgical gas as a fuel for an internal combustion engine. Since the metallurgical gas parameters exclude the possibility of its use as the only fuel supplying the combustion engine, the concept of the so-called co-combustion of metallurgical gas with a secondary fuel with better energy parameters, which was natural gas. The positive effect of this concept was the energetic use of metallurgical gas, which is waste gas and was normally utilized by burning on a flare, emitting heat and toxic exhaust components to the environment. Benefits were also obtained in the form of: electricity generation and heat generation from the engine cooling system and from the exhaust system, which were used in the processes of purifying metallurgical production waste.