The Russia and other NIS possess considerable natural mineral resources of ferrous and non-ferrous metals,which are
used for the production of steel, ferroalloys, aluminium, nickel, base and precious metals. Metallurgicalindustry, a highly
developed industrial branch in Russia and other NIS, applies currently outdated processtechnologies for the extraction of
metals causing severe environmental contamination problems in the area,which are enlarged as little or none attention is
paid to the minimization and/or treatment of the produced wastes.The emission of the industrial dusts originated from the
metallurgical activities is included among the mostimportant environmental problems in this geographical area.
This project addresses the environmental pollution problems arising from the generated metallurgical dusts inUkraine,
Russia and Kazakhstan, focusing at the development of an Operational Plan, which will includeproposals for feasible
technological improvements in the metallurgical production processes and viabletechnologies for the management of the
generated industrial dusts, ensuring the protection of the regionalnatural resources.
In order to achieve this objective, the project deals with the (i) collection and management of information regarding the
environmental contamination from the metallurgical dusts generation in the involved countries andthe risks associated
with it, (ii) identification of Best Available Technologies that have to be adopted by theregional metallurgical industries for
the management of the industrial dusts aiming at the dusts minimization,prevention and remediation of the resulted
environmental contamination along with safeguarding the ecosystemof the affected areas (iii) dissemination of the gained
knowledge and promotion of the project results.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesenvironmental sciencespollution
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistrymetals
- social scienceseconomics and businesseconomicsproduction economics
- social sciencesother social sciencessocial sciences interdisciplinarysustainable development
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Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action