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 […]

SPOTVIEW – Sustainable Processes and Optimized Technologies for Industrially Efficient Water Usage in steel, dairy or pulp and paper industry

Initial situation Water use in steel industry: 1980 million m³ for production of 169 million tons crude steel divided in […]

HiJetRod Pilot – Resource-efficient hydromechanical descaling system for wire coils

Initial situation Descaling of stainless steel wire requires several pickling steps with high consumption of chemicals and long treatment time. […]

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 […]

WEISS – Efficient operation of cooling water circuits by integrated desalination at the example of the steel industry

Initial situation Use of 2.3 billion m3 / a of water across industries for cooling purposes in Germany Salting due […]

UrbanNickel – Recovery and recycling of nickel from deposited neutralization sludge of the stainless steel industry

Situation: When pickling stainless steel large amounts of nickel-containing neutralization sludge are produced. Since 1970, approximately 1.2 million tons of […]

Schwermetall-Adsorber – Development of an adsorption material for selective heavy metal removal from industrial process waters

Initial situation: For the circulation of process water, dissolved heavy metals must be removed, e.g. From cooling water or washing […]

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 […]

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 […]

PSP-BOF – Removal of Phosphorus from BOF-slag

Initial situation Increased cost for raw materials and for landfilling have forced European steelmakers to look for new ways to […]