stream <> Several IRC materials have traditionally been used in agriculture as a substitute for limestone. 37 0 obj In general, slag compositions determine the application of the slags. 36 0 obj The most common use is as an aggregate in the manufacture of asphalt. The properties of slag greatly influence its use and thus had got varied applications. Owing to its high Si content, the use of slag as silicate fertilizer is gaining demand. The drop in pH is due to the oxidation of sulfides in these coastal soils with the production of sulfuric acid. The crops have a certain soil pH in which the nutrient availability is maximized. Steel slag can be used as a soil neutralizer for highly acidic soils in areas such as Eastern India; it’s use as a fertilizer has also been well-established Steel slag has a longer life and durability than natural aggregates when used as rail ballast, thus helping save maintenance costs endobj 109 JULY 2015-132-respect to steelmaking slag, about 100 000 tons are used annually as a raw material for slag silicate fertilizer, byproduct lime fertilizer, slag phosphate fertilizer, and special fertilizers. endobj Table 3: Characteristics and applications of steel slag endobj Due to the high reactivity of CaO and MgO in steel slag and the high equilibrium pH i.e. Since their use as landfill material has almost reached its limit, the pressure for saving natural resources and energy has led steel industry along with other important technological challenges, to improve and increase the recycling of this by-product. fractions of the slag are used for improving soil quality in agriculture. 9 0 obj Yilmaz, D., Lassabatere, L., Angulo-Jaramillo, R., Deneele, D., and Legret, M., Hydrodynamic characterisation of basic oxygen furnace slag through an adapted BEST method. Besides, the land filled with the waste materials has become a significant source of pollution of air, water and soil, and further adversely affects the human health, and the growth of plant and vegetation etc (Ramachandran, 1995). Experiments have found that application of LD increased the soil pH linearly. <> Slag-based silicate fertilizer has been widely used to improve soil silicon- availability and crop productivity. <> � ��� <> x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �12Rp�W� 33 0 obj Makelaa, M., Watkins, G., Poykio, R., Nurmesniemiet, H., and Dahl, O., Utilization of steel, pulp and paper industry solid residues in forest soil amendment: relevant physicochemical properties and heavy metal availability. endstream These spoils are extremely acidic pH and with toxic levels of available Al. 41 0 obj endstream Steel slag is residue from the steelmaking process, made of minerals like silica, alumina and titanium from iron sand, and combinations of calcium and magnesium oxides. Steel slag has been successfully used as a substitute for limestone to neutralize soil acidity in agricultural soils for many years, and research has shown slag use to be comparable to or superior to limestone in some cases. (1990). In soil conditioning slags are efficient in soil neutralisation. endobj /Contents 20 0 R>> x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1Wp�W� NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL TECHNICAL REPORT No. Sasmita Chand 1* , Biswajit Paul1 and Manish Kumar2. steel. endstream The physical and chemical characteristics of steel slag were analyzed and then the research progress of steel slag utilization in agriculture as fertilizer introduced. The Use of Ag-Slag is Time-Proven Ag-Slag has proven its value as an agricultural liming material since the 1920's in all types of crop production and landscaping. In addition natural lime stone fertilisers are in competition to the slag use. Growell is essentially enriched slag used as a soil conditioner or liming agent to acidic soils. Basic slag (CaSiO3) is produced through the open-hearth method of steelmaking and is used to amend highly acidic soil. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1�Tp�W� x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1�Pp�W� � ��� <> x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Sp�W� stream Nippon KokanKk Corporation (NKK) in Japan has developed a process to produce eco-friendly slow release potassium silicate fertilizer from the slag which is generated during the desiliconisation process of hot metal at steel mill. /Contents 32 0 R>> Gahan, C.S., Cunha, M. L. and Sandstrom, A., Comparative study on different steel slags as neutralising agent in bioleaching. Because blast furnace slag contains fertilizer components CaO, SiO 2, and MgO, it is used in rice cultivation as calcium silicate fertilizer.In addition to these three components, steelmaking slag also contains components such as FeO, MnO, and P 2 O 5, and is used for a broad range of agricultural purposes, including dry field farming and pastures in addition to rice cultivation. The oxygen reacts with carbon and non-iron impurities to form a number of oxidized compounds. In order to produce dense aggregates suitable for road and waterway construction and concrete structures, it is necessary to avoid free lime and magnesia formation in the slag. 45 0 obj <> endobj <> Toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) leachate concentrations for Cr (III) were 0.004 and < 0.003 for the fine and coarse slags, respectively, indicating very low solubility of this metal. Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. It is important that slag application rates be based on the soil acid buffer test (www.nationalslag.org). � ��� Moreover some heavy metals are insoluble and they often interactwith soil particles, and therefore they are not available to plants (Babula et al., 2008). As a result of growing environmental awareness, iron and steel slag is highly regarded as a recycled material that can reduce impacts on the environment due to its resource-conservation and energy-saving effects. 48 0 obj Ramachandran, V., The treatment and minimization of waste. Doing so would both offset the cost of restoring abandoned mine areas, as well as decrease steel manufacturers’ current waste footprint. Pazhani and Jeyaraj (2010, Ref. endobj Slag-based silicate fertilizer has been widely used to improve soil silicon- availability and crop productivity. It can be directly taken in to sintering, ironmaking and steelmaking as used as flux, from which the useful elements can be recovered (Shakhpazov and Svyazhin, 1997). Uses in agriculture – Steelmaking slag has fertilizer components CaO, SiO2, and MgO. Takano, Cyro et al., Recycling of Solid Waste From Integrated Steel Plant: A Sustainable Alternative. 44 0 obj Waligora, J., Bulteel, D., Degrugilliers, P., Damidot, D., Potdevin, J. L., and Measson, M., Chemical and mineralogical characterisations of LD converter steel slag: A multi-analytical techniques approach. Most of the steel plants are utilising 100% of the iron slag produced (mostly in cement making and some portion as aggregate, both of which are permitted in BIS or IRC Standards Specifications) … Therefore, this waste can be utilized for enhancing yield as well as solving the disposal problem and improve the environment. It mainly contains various desirable substances like CaO, Fe, SiO2 and Mn. 20 0 obj stream However, the current utilization rate of steel slag in China is only about 21%, which is far behind that of developed countries. In developed countries such as Germany, USA, France and Japan, converter slag is used to produce siliceous fertilizer, phosphorus fertilizer and micronutrient fertilizer (Wu et al., 2005). 46 0 obj 6 0 obj endobj endobj 22 0 obj The influence of these materials on chemical composition of soil and grass to potential economic benefits of applying this new fertilizer to the soil were evaluated (Lopez Gomez et al., 1999). Therefore, improving the utilization rate of steel slag is an imperative way for the steel enterprise to realize sustainable development. Slag processing GGBS; How Is Slag Used? According to soil type and agricultural use by adding a concentration of LD slag between 1.5 and 5.0t/ha, it is possible to achieve increase in soil pH and improve the soil quality and also productivity. Application to acidic landfill cover a unique application for materials like steel slag is remediation of acidic landfill final cover. (1998), National Lime Association. Due to the low market value of fertilisers, the long distances transportation is a limiting factor. A much better understanding of slags, their specific roles endobj Use of LD slag has been shown to increase the soil pH. In all steel integrated are using the basic oxygen process or in electric arc furnaces (EAF) for steel production. Chand S, Paul B, Kumar M. An Overview of Use of Linz-Donawitz (LD) Steel Slag in Agriculture. Steel slag for reclamation of acidic mine land is an excellent use for this material. Gao, J. T., Li, S. Q., Zhang, Y. T., Zhang, Y.L., Chen, P. Y., and Shen, P., Process of Re-Resourcing of Converter Slag. The steel slag is used as a secondary cementitious binder, or aggregates for road … Steel LD slag is a secondary resource of raw material in metallurgical plant. 43 0 obj So, LD slag has a limiting to ground lime stone and is used regularly to regulate the need of liming on acidic soil. Business Line dated Tuesday, May 28, 2002 (The Hindu Group) had reported NILANCHAL Refractories, a Tata group company manufacturing a soil conditioner-Growell. 49 0 obj Today, iron and steel slag is used in many fields where its unique characteristics can be put to effective use. Met., February, pp: 50–51 (1995), Reeves, B. J., and Lu, W. K., High temperature modification of steelmaking slags by the addition of fayalite slag to react a volumetrically stable aggregate. Moreover, the selective use of slag forming reagents has enabled steelmakers not only to minimize inclusion formation, but also to modify and control the shape and composition of the remaining inclusions. Its alkaline property neutralizes soil acidity. However, there is sufficient data in the literature to suggest that it may be possible to effectively accommodate this material in cementitious systems, either as an aggregate or as a supplementary cementitious material. Steel slag will have a higher soluble salt content than limestone because of the content of CaO and MgO, which react with water to form Ca(OH)2 and Mg(OH)2. /Contents 14 0 R>> The main problem concerning the utilization of steel slag in agriculture consists of the possible leaching of heavy metals. endstream The use and environmental assessment of LD slag is more recent (Proctor et al., 2002; Gahan et al., 2009; Yilmaz et al., 2010). Singh, R., Gorai, A. K. and Segaran, R. G., Characterization of LD slag of Bokaro Steel Plant and its feasibility study of manufacturing commercial fly ash-LD slag bricks. Steel slags have been utilized successfully as a construction material, due to their good technical properties. Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA. (Unpublished report). � �^� Possible Uses of Steelmaking Slag in Agriculture: An Overview /Contents 4 0 R>> endstream 23 0 obj The molten mixture is collected from ladle, cooled and pulverized in to granular fertilizer. Table 1: Chemical composition of LD slag (%) x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �12Vp�W� Negative effects, resulting from steel slags use, could derive from their heavy metal concentrations, but such metals tend to bound to the slag matrix and thus they are not available for plants. Government of India, Ministry of Finance (Circular No 553/49/2000-CX New Delhi, the 18th October, 2000) has notified that LD slag can be used as soil conditioner after its crushing, washing and adding with rock phosphates etc. endobj The lime content measurement was carried out by using three analytical techniques namely Leduc test, thermo gravimetric analysis and Bernard calcinatory analyses (Waligora et al., 2010). stream Hence, many studies have been particularly focused on the behavior and immobilization in soil of the main heavy metals contained in steel converter slag in order to achieve a more effective and sustainable use of steel slags in agriculture and thus improves its recycling. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Tp�W� The second landfill (slag 2) contains an estimated 30.000 tonnes of slag, which has not been exploited till now. <> Lopez Gomez, F. A., Aldecoa, R., Fernandez Prieto, Rodrigues, M. A., and Julia, M., Preparation of NPK fertilisers from ferrous-metallurgy. Main mineral phases were identified by using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the microscopic studies like scanning electron microscope (SEM), electron probe micro analysis (EPMA) and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Steel LD slag can also be used in fertilizers for agricultural applications (Das et al., 2007). <> In agriculture, slag aggregates (Ag-Slag) have been used as an agricultural liming material since the 1920's in all types of crop production and landscaping. The second landfill (slag 2) contains an estimated 30.000 tonnes of slag, which has not been exploited till now. The product has been certified by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and the Fertilizer Association of India. The advantage is that the premelted flux is more easily remelted than the raw flux. <> endobj Steel furnace slag is one such by-product material that has seen minimal use, owing to the potential for significant expansive properties. stream Meng, H. D., and Liu, L., Stability processing technology and application prospect of steel slag. The experiment was conducted in leaching columns, arranged in a completely randomized, [(2 x 3) + 1] factorial design, consisting of two neutralizing agents, three doses and one control, in three replications, totaling 21 experimental units. It has been reported that the soluble salt contents of fine and coarse steel slag of 3.68 and 2.55 decisiemens per meter (dS/m) respectively. endstream 42 0 obj Owing to its high Si content, the use of slag as silicate fertilizer is gaining demand. In the primary process, crude steel is produced in two ways. The experimental works were carried out using pulverized LD slag for growing different vegetables and crops like tomato, potato, onion, spinach and wheat in acidic soil (Maslehuddin et al., 2003). <> x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1Tp�W� <> 12.5 of Ca(OH)2. There were small but non-environmentally important increases in extractable Cr (III) in soils amended with up to 10 tons/acre of slag. These hydroxides have water solubilities of 1.20 g/L and 0.009 g/L, respectively, compared to 0.014 g/L for CaCO3 and 0.013 g/L for MgCO3 (National Lime Association, 1990). Steel Slag Steel slag is produced during the steel making process where, after air cooling, a dense rock material is processed and sized into specific products suitable for diverse applications. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Vp�W� These, in turn react with the lime or dolomitic lime to form slag. Steel plant slag is a solid industrial waste generated from steel industries in production of steel and mainly these wastes includes blast furnace and steel melting slag (open hearth or LD process slag). /Contents 44 0 R>> endobj Because of its large load-bearing capacity, it is … x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Wp�W� The grindability index of steel slag is 0.7, in contrast with the value of 0.96 and 1.0 for blast furnae slag and standard sand respectively (Hou et al., 2010). This process leads to a glassy, granular product that is then dried and ground into a fine powder. Piles of steel slag, a solid waste generated from the iron and steel industry, could be seen due to no utility found for the past century. stream Publish History. Lime: handling, application and storage. Pouring ladle slag. The local availability of non conventional sources of plant nutrients and soil conditioners plays a vital role because of the non availability and higher price of environmental fertilizers. endobj endobj � ��� /Contents 26 0 R>> /Contents 46 0 R>> In addition, to its liming benefits, slag contains plant nutrients that can enhance plant growth and contains Si which has been shown to increase yields of grass crops, such as rice and sugar cane and Si also helps crops defend against crop diseases. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �12Pp�W� P-spiked LD slag was used as a soil additive to improve physico-chemical soil properties and in situ stabilization of Cu and other trace metals in a sandy Cu-contaminated soil (630 mg kg−1 soil). � � � Other trace elements can also increase the yield of crops. 50 0 obj endobj LD slag contains 29% calcium in form of CaO. Goldring, D. C., and Juckes, L. M., Petrology and stability of LD slag. endobj Current assay assesses the effect of iron and steel industry´s slag, derived from stainless steel, and compares it to limestone as soil acidity corrective and silicon source in coffee plants. “Porous asphalt” designed for noise reduction The steel industry produces not only metal, but also a by-products which has been successfully used in many construction or agriculture applications. Click here to View table, Table 4: Presence of trace element composition (mg/kg) of steel slags In the production of iron, the blast furnace is charged with iron ore, fluxing agents, usually limestone and dolomite, and coke as fuel and the <> /Contents 10 0 R>> EOSC’97: 2. The main mineral phases contained in steel slag are dicalcium silicate (C2S), tricalcium silicate (C3S), RO phase (CaO-FeO-MnO-MgO solid solution), tetra-calcium aluminoferrite (C4AF), olivine, merwinite and free-CaO (Kourounis et al., 2007; Goldring et al., 1997). According to Nippon Slag Association’s statistics on the use of slag in 2012,1) the consumption of blast furnace slag was 1 390 000 tons for civil engineering, 18 220 000 tons for cement production, ... yield of agricultural products. /Contents 12 0 R>> 1 0 obj There are different types of slag produced in the steel-making process. stream On one hand, studies based on the use of slag in agriculture will be considered, which treat the use of steel slags for amending acid soils and as source of important factors and growing agents (not only calcium and magnesium compounds, but also other elements such as silicon, providing important beneficial effects for some crops and increasing the plant yields) and its use as Fe source for reducing … The Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) is obtained by grinding blast furnace slag in water or steam. endobj x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Up�W� stream <> With the requirements of sustainable development in China, the utilization of steel slag has become a hot issue. Steel slag is used in agricultural steel slag containing a large amount of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide, which can be used to improve acidic soil. Through proper quality control, the steel slags aggregates can reach a stronger bearing capacity; permanently stable if the requirements for the volume stability have been fulfilled, and do not influence the environment by leaching (Motz and Geiseler, 2001). India: The Ministry of Steel has asked that the Ministry of Agriculture examine using slag from steel and iron production as a fertilizer. A guide for the use of steel slag in agriculture and for reclamation of acidic lands, http://www.nationalslag.org/sites/nationalslag/files/ag_guide909.pdf. endobj 27 0 obj How to Garden With Basic Slag. Many studies have been done for production of fertilizes from LD slag, semi-calcined dolomite and ammonium sulfate and their agricultural applications for agro-forestry, pasture farming. Click here to View figure, Physical and chemical and mineralogical characteristics of LD steel slag. Fertile thinking: farmers benefiting from steel slag. 26 0 obj With the rapid growth of industrialization, the available land for dispose of large quantities of metallurgical slag like LD slag at a landfill site is reducing the disposal cost becomes increasingly higher in all over the world respectively. <> � ��� Babula, P., Adam, V., Opatrilova, R., Zehnalek, J., Havel, L., and Kizek, R.V., Uncommon heavy metals, metalloids and their plant toxicity: a review. endobj Als Kalzium- und aluminiumhaltiger Rohstoff wird diese für die Zementindustrie und die Steinwolleerzeugung verwendet. The authors are thankful to Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India for their valuable support and encouragement in the successful accomplishment of this paper. LD slag also contains phosphorous in the form of P2O5. Slag is principally a lime based material that absorbs the oxides and trace elements arising from refining of iron. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �14Rp�W� Use of steel slag in asphaltic concrete minimizes potential expansion and takes advantage of the positive features in giving high stability, stripping resistant asphalt mixes with excellent skid … 4 0 obj /Contents 50 0 R>> Cultivators have deferred use of limestone to cover the rising costs of fertilizer, even at the risk of lower yields. 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However, the high price of slag disposal imposes the need develop new slag to applications. 35 0 obj These practices have led to the achievement of much improved mechanical properties of steel. <> NKK Monthly, December, 25 (2000), Oh, Ok, Soo, Oh, Sang, and Yoon. SFS has been used successfully in the friction course of hot mix asphalt pavements, as well as in Superpave mix designs and stone matrix asphalt. stream These materials pose environmental pollution in the nearby locality because many of them are nonbiodegradable. stream In addition, to its liming benefits, slag contains plant nutrients that can enhance plant growth. 21 0 obj endstream With the requirements of sustainable development in China, the utilization of steel slag has become a hot issue. Due to its positive technical characteristics, LD slag is used all over the world in road and railway construction and for engineering. endobj Pradhan, , Kar, R. N.,Sukla, L. B., Das, B., and Mishra, V. N., Use of steel plant waste (LD Slag) as soil conditioner. Especially in densely populated The materials are used to maximise yields of cultivated crops and pasture, improve soil texture and neutralize high soil acidity. The oxyanions trace elements (Mo, V, Sn, and Sb) would be expected to be slightly more soluble and bioavailable at near neutral pH than the cationic metals (Beck and Daniels, 2008). The main uses of Slag are in construction, water treatment, agriculture, cementitious applications. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1Rp�W� The phosphorus content in LD slag is too high to be reused in iron making and one-hundredth  percent of phosphorus go to the metal phase. Steel slag can also replace granulated blast furnace slag up to 10% in the manufacture of Portland Slag Cement. x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �Pp�W� � ��� Steel LD slag has been successfully used as a substitute for limestone to neutralize soil acidity in agricultural soils for many years, and research has shown slag use to be comparable to or superior to limestone in some cases. Click here to View table. endobj /Contents 22 0 R>> 18 0 obj endobj It has been reported that the trace element concentrations for three steel slags (Table 4). <> Steel slag contains fertilizer components CaO, SiO2, and MgO. Blast furnace slag can be used also in agriculture because of its high sorption capacity of phosphorus, which remains into the available form for the plants. • Farmers use Ag-Slag for maximum yields of cultivated crops and pasture. Yi, Huang., Xu, Guoping., Cheng, Huigao., Wang, Junshi., Wan, Yinfeng., and Chen, Hui., An overview of utilization of steel slag. Steel Slag Price - Select 2020 high quality Steel Slag Price products in best price from certified Chinese Steel Slag Pot manufacturers, Cast Steel Slag Ladle suppliers, wholesalers and factory on Made-in-China.com Along the east coast of the U.S., soils used for final vegetative cover on landfills have failed to maintain plant cover because of rapidly falling pH values. This paper deals with the present and possible use of LD slag in agriculture. endstream /Contents 30 0 R>> endstream endobj stream stream 15 0 obj endobj Blast furnace slag is made during the melting and reduction of iron […] Slags from the iron and steel industry may be used in agriculture to correct soil acidity. It is also successfully used as an aggregate for concrete. Wu, Z. H., Zou, Z. S. and Wang, C. Z., Application of converter slags in agriculture. Depending on the iron and steel production process different slag types can be manufactured. endstream The steel slag contains higher amount of iron and its physical Higher free lime and magnesia are required in fertilizer production by hydration. Over liming can result in lowered plant availability of macronutrients like P and micronutrients like Fe, Cu and Zn. Basics of steel production and types of steel slag. In: Proceeding of Environment and Waste Management, NML, Jamshedpur, India, pp: 81-94 (2002). J. %PDF-1.4 x�3R��2�35W(�*T0P�R0T(�Y@���@QC= P A�J��� �1Up�W� Many field trials and experiments have shown significant improvement in crop yield and pasture quality. Hiltunen, R., and Hiltunen, A., Environmental aspects of the utilization of steel industry slags, Proceedings of VII Intenational Conference on Molten Slags, Fluxes and Salts. The reuse and recycle of the steel slag is closely related to its chemical and physical characteristics. Slag is generated during iron and crude steel production.Its use in different application, such as in agriculture, reduces landfill slag and preserves natural resources. Steel slags are produced at steel melting shop during steel manufacturing. The major phases present in LD slag in other parts of world are also studied, that contain some reactive mineral phase such as 2CaO.SiO2, 3CaO.SiO2, free CaO and MgO (Goldring and Jukes, 1997). The use of steel slag as fertilisers and soil nutrients is gaining importance across the globe as it represents an eco-friendly application wherein advantages of chemical properties of steel-making slag can be utilised to promote the growth of plants and increase the yield of agricultural products, particularly in the areas where the soil is acidic. Plants can tolerate up to 4 dS/m, so soluble salts should not be an issue with agricultural applications. <>>>] In oxidizing conditions is highly soluble and forms Cr(VI) anions, such as chromates CrO42-or dichromates Cr2O72-. In addition, the siliceous liming materials improve soil structure and reduce fungal infections. <> endstream The use of steelmaking slag as fertilisers and as liming agents A small amount of slag is used as fertiliser in agriculture and this use depends on the market situations. Both forms are stable in the environment. 40 0 obj Application rates to neutralize total potential acidity of mine land are high and reapplication of lime may not be technically or economically feasible. At neutral soil pHs it would be expected from liming with steel slag, solubilities and bioavailabilities of the cationic metals like Al, Cr (III), Pb, Cd, Ni, Co, Be, Ba, and Sr will be low (Munn, 1998). (Unpublished report). At present, the amount of slag deposited in storage yard, leading to the occupation of farm land and serious pollution to the environment. The soil pH increased from 5.3 to 6.4 with the use of 7500Kg of slag/hectare, the second year response being higher i.e. The generation per annum is 1.28 MT in SAIL (Basu, 2002) and worldwide generation is about 47 MT per annum (Takano et al., 2001). � ��� It can be categorized as carbon steel slag and stainless steel slag according to the type of steel, and as pretreatment slag, Linz-Donawitz (LD) converter slag, electrical arc furnace slag (EAFS), ladle refining slag and casting residue according to the steelmaking process (Meng and Liu, 2000). Site in Ukraine, we have been researching its value to farmers to improve soil and. With agricultural applications converter slags in agriculture consists of the general environmental topics nowadays acidic., many farmers resort to techniques in order to increase the intensity land... 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