Energy and environmental issues in the Steel industry

What is Steel? Steel is an alloy made of iron and carbon. Carbon makes iron strong. Without carbon, iron is futile, it is squishy. Compared to other elements, these two elements rank fourth and fifteenth in terms of their abundance in the earth’s crust. Iron ore exists in the form of hematite (Fe2O3), magnetite (Fe3O4), … Continue reading Energy and environmental issues in the Steel industry

CO2: A friend or a foe?

  Looks like CO2 is both, a friend and a foe. The so-called anthropogenic CO2 seems to be greening the planet's surface by aiding photosynthesis, according to a new research that calls this effect as the 'CO2 fertilization effect'. This is just a theory, mind you. Trees seem to be using more of CO2 and … Continue reading CO2: A friend or a foe?