Projects

Projects from topic Circular Economy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

STEBGUT – Furnace roller

Initial situation: The heating of fine plates for hot-dip galvanizing and / or heat treatment takes place in continuous furnaces. […]

SCI4climate – Scientific competence center for a climate-neutral and competitive basic industry in NRW

SCI4climate.NRW is a research project supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in connection with the IN4climate initiative to develop […]

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 […]

PowGETEG – TEG for high temperature waste heat recovery

Initial situation: Industries involve a huge amount of energy demand. A considerable amount of this energy is lost and escapes […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

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 […]

FOMTM – Fibre optical thermal monitoring at CC billet mould

Initial situation: The initial solidification of the molten steel is important for determining the quality of the cast product Rim formation […]

DynaWater4.0 – Dynamic value creation networks through digital collaboration between industrial water management and production

Initial situation Automation, networking and digital technologies are transformation drivers of process water treatment Coordination of production processes and process […]

stackMonitor – Online Blast Furnace Stack Status Monitoring

Initial situation: The decreasing and fluctuating quality of raw materials and the aim to maximise PCI and decrease coke rates […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

Mikrokaltschmieden – Application of machine hammer peening on profiled rolls for wear reduction and improvement of the surface quality and dimensional stability of hot-rolled profiles

Situation: Partially high wear rates can appear at hot rolling of profiles due to thermal and mechanical stresses. High mechanical […]

ReduWearGuid – Reduction of wear on guiding components in hot rolling finishing and coiling line for improved service life time and product surface quality

Situation: The main requirements of wear components in hot strip mills are high resistance against: abrasive wear to increase lifetime, […]

Infire – Strategy to increase the hot strip rolling performance in terms of surface quality, final properties and reproducibility

Situation: Achieving high surface quality of hot rolled high strength steel strip and reproducible rolling results remains challenging: Primary scale […]

HEROLL – Prevention of hydrogen embrittlement of cold rolling rolls by improved work roll material and lubricant configuration

Situation: Increasing number of cold rolling work rolls failures, induced through hydrogen. Damages and/or failures can also cause dangerous explosions […]