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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Projects from topic Co2 reduction and energy efficiency

INCERV – Ceramic hot gas fans

Initial situation: Use of metallic fans is only possible to a limited extent due to high temperature values in industrial […]

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 […]

Green Steel for Europe

Initial situation: The European Union set concrete targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in terms of its 2030 […]

PlantTemp – Plant wide control of steel bath temperature

Initial Situation The aim of steel bath temperature control is to prepare the melt such that it meets the target […]

Projects from topic Industry 4.0 and Measurement

TotOptLis – Through-process optimisation of liquid steelmaking

Initial situation: Process control in secondary metallurgy is based on static operating instructions and manual interventions, taking into account measurements […]

IConSys – Improved quality management in flat steel production

Initial situation DSS developed during DECFLAQ project is successful running since 2007 at ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein Operators are supported to check […]

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 […]

CheckSIS – Performance assessment for automatic surface inspection systems

Initial situation: In modern steel production, automatic surface inspection systems (ASIS) are commonly used to detect and classify surface defects […]

Projects from topic Process Optimization

HiperScale – High performance hot rolling process through steel grade-dependent influencing of the scale formation and flexible descaling control

Initial situation: Scale formation during reheating leads to material losses. Poor descalability and scale residuals lead to surface impairments and […]

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 […]

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 […]

DissTec

Initial situation The evolution of secondary steelmaking processes and its introduction to the steelmaking plants brought about the effective production […]