Factories and pollution go hand in hand. As steel industries sprang across the world, the level of pollution in the air began to rise. With no research and debate about health issues due to air pollution, it was important to devise new methods to manufacture steel and to keep the pollution in check.
In 1912, Harry Brearly, a British metallurgist, while experimenting with chromium, found that a layer of that metal on steel made steel resistant to weathering and acid. It was the perfect solution for preserving the life of gun barrels.
There were vast untapped resources of iron in the West. The United States produced only one-fifth of the total iron that England had produced. Post the Civil War, however, American industrialists focused on the Bessemer process and gave birth to a steel industry that would reap more profits than the Gold Rush of 1849. American steel would be used to build roads, bridges, and railway tracks across the country.
There were two breakthroughs in Europe that put the continent on the map with regards to steel production. England was never the same again.
Europe was experiencing an iron boom, thanks to the invention of blast furnaces. The hourglass-shaped contraption was 10-feet tall and had two bellows at the bottom on either side.
Believe it or not, the first pieces of iron found on Earth actually fell from the sky! It all began when British archaeologist Howard Carter found the infamous King Tutankhamun’s tomb and noticed the iron dagger.
Keeping truly altruistic projects aside, every project is initiated with the final goal of gaining profit. This profit can either be direct, in the form of liquid assets like cash or indirect, in the form of savings in costs or increases in productivity for some other associated profit-making branch or endeavour.
Karnataka is one of the richest states in India when it comes to mineral resources. A leading industrialized state of the country, the steel industry, plays a pivotal role in its growth and development.
When it comes to mineral resources, Karnataka reigns supreme. One of the leading industrialized states of India, its steel industry plays a key role in its growth and development. Various industries like the automobile, construction, heavy and light machine, power plants etc. depend on the steel industry for their growth and expansion.