Initial situation: Process control in secondary metallurgy is based on static operating instructions and manual interventions, taking into account measurements […]
Independent industrial water supply by digitalization, simulation and innovative treatment technologies (IndiWater)
- Increasing water stress leading to limited or insufficient water availability of ground and river water with negative effects to production processes as continuous casting, hot rolling,
- No reuse of waste waters because of to high fluctuating contents of salts, hardness and organic in effluents from emulsion, chemical, biological treatment plants and vacuum treatment
- No suitable recovery technologies under technological or economic aspects available
- Lak of information about flow rates, compositions and complex water systems an effective water management – upcoming problems in wastewater treatment plants could not be predicted
- Water recovery from waste waters containing e.g. oil, fat, heavy metals, bacteria or particles as effluents from degreasing bath, biological/chemical treatment or gas washing water
- Improvement of water management and treatment plant operation by prediction tool based on modelling and simulations of the different circuits using new installed digital monitoring and control systems
- Decrease of dependency of production processes from freshwater intake by internal wastewater reuse as make up water
- Prediction tool on basis of SIMBA#
- Pre-filtration with new modular ceramic flat membranes for removal of organics and solids
- Combination with desalting technologies as coated RO membranes and Membrane based capacitive deionisation to achieve near ZLD.
Project duration: 07/2021 – 06/2024
Project Management Agency: European Research Executive Agency (REA)
Funding provider: Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
This project has received funding from the Research Fund for Coal and Steel under grant agreement No 101034072.