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Investigations and measures to reduce emissions and energy consumption during preheating of steel ladles

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2003-00008

  • Start date

    1 September 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 775 447

  • EU contribution

    € 1 065 268

Coordinated by:

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

Objective

Steel ladles are preheated after relining to stabilize the lining material and to avoid thermal shock during the first tapping after relining. The preheating procedure is associated with high-energy consumption and the emission of unburned hydrocarbons.

The unburned hydrocarbons include a considerable amount of polycyclic aromats, known as being strongly carcinogenic. The projects aims are the optimisation of the preheating-procedure, the reduction of energy consumption, the optimisation of the combustion and the development of measures to reduce emissions. Especially the reduction of emissions will improve the working quality considerably.

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Coordinator

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Address

Sohnstrasse 65
40237 Dusseldorf

Germany

Participants (4)

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain

THYSSENKRUPP ACCIAI SPECIALI TERNI SPA

Italy

THYSSENKRUPP NIROSTA GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2003-00008

  • Start date

    1 September 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 775 447

  • EU contribution

    € 1 065 268

Coordinated by:

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany