Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

BioCOnversion – Bioconversion of CO/syngas into a plastic precursor

Initial situation Process gases from the steelworks are currently used thermally or are converted into electricity CO-containing process gases are […]

NickelRück – Recovery of nickel from process waters of phosphating

Initial situation: Processes and waste water containing nickel are produced during the phosphating of steels Seizure of phosphating sludge after […]

Schmelzinjekt2 – Recycling of zinc-containing filter dust

Initial situation: Quantity of zinc-containing filter dust from melting processes increases (Zn as corrosion protection) Up to now, recycling solution […]

INSPIREWATER – Innovative Solutions in the Process Industry for next generation Resource Efficient Water management

Initial situation Process related intake of scale, formation of hardness and salting (rolling mill cooling water) or metals in pickling […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

ReflexRolle – Development of a reflecting, anti-adhesive Coating for furnace rollers

Within the planned research project a reflective and anti-adhesive coating will be developed for water-cooled furnace rolls in strip galvanizing […]

LowCarbonFuture – Exploitation of Projects for Low-Carbon Future Steel Industry

Initial situation The iron and steel industry is one of the most energy intensive sectors EU Commissions Low Carbon Roadmap […]

Longlife Tuyere – New improved blast furnace tuyeres

Initial situation: Burning of tuyeres is the most common cause of unplanned shutdowns of blast furnaces A total non-productive energy […]

NEBS – Use of waste heat for electricity generation using ORC

Initial situation: In the iron and steel industry as well as other energy-intensive industries, a variety of different thermal process […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

Quality4.0 – Transparent product quality supervision in the age of Industry 4.0

Situation: Progressive digitalization is changing the game of many industrial sectors. One of the main aspects of todays’ Industry 4.0 […]

EvalHD – High resolution process data for quality assessment

Initial situation Plant-wide quality databases exist at many steel producers Data-warehouses are optimized for per-coil data access For statistical analysis […]

DroMoSPlan – Drones for autonomous Monitoring of Steel Plants

Baseline situation – Drone technology is increasingly being used for civilian purposes and further developed in these areas. – For […]

Remocoal – Real Time Monitoring of coal composition in closed systems for fast process control at the blast furnace

Within the project the Pulsed Fast and Thermal Neutron Analysis (PFTNA) technology will be modified, calibrated and applied in a […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

SUSTAINTAP – Blast furnace sustained tapping practice

Initial situation Unknown position and voidage of the dead man Uncertainty concerning liquid levels of iron and slag Hearth wear […]

OptiBlaFIns – Analysis of blast furnace hearth state

Initial situation: bad hearth condition influences energy consumption, operational stability, hot metal quality and productivity. from earlier research projects offline […]

ELOTOP – Influences of the electro-galvanizing process on the surface topography alterations

Situation: The roughness of zinc coated steel flat products is a very important regarding the deep drawing properties and the […]

NanoZunKonLub – Application of nanoparticle enhanced coatings for scale conditioning in die forging processes in order to optimize the tribological system

Situation: Scale formation of 1 to 2 % during reheating of the material for die forging process lead to material […]