Blast furnace

From Global Energy Monitor
This article is part of the Global Steel Plant Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

A blast furnace (BF) is used to smelt iron from iron ore.[1] Blast furnaces produce pig iron (aka hot metal) by reducing carbon (coke from coking coal) in the presence of a fluxing agent like limestone.[2]


  1. Glossary: The Language of Steel, World Steel Association, Retrieved on Apr. 28, 2020
  2. Blast Furnace, Britannica, Retrieved on: Apr. 28, 2020