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danielravennest t1_j6j7brn wrote

Electric arc furnaces are for remelting scrap iron to make new steel. About half of US steel production is remelted scrap. The other half has to come from a "reduction" furnace that removes oxygen from iron ore. Historically this was a blast furnace, but Boston Metal has a different process.


Zebo91 t1_j6jtenz wrote

Thanks for making the distinction.