SPIRE Project DESTINY

Development of an Efficient microwave System for material Transformation in energy INtensive processes for an improved Yield

Situation:

  • The production of primary steel is energy intensive due to the chemical energy required to reduce iron oxides to iron
  • Most iron ores and recycling materials need to be preprocessed due to their composition and their fine granulation e.g. by sintering with high demand of fossil energy.

Working Points in the project:

  • Systematic assessment of current plant situation
  • Development of new reduction process with microwaves
  • Design and fabrication of containerized eco-furnaces
  • Online monitoring and control
  • Integration and validation in demonstrators
  • Dissemination, exploitation and market penetration

Expected Results:

  • Reduction of resource consumption
  • Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emission
  • Lowering invest and/or operating costs
  • Flexibility of raw material selection will be improved

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