Optimization of dedusting


  • Cost-effective inventory and assessment of existing plants with regard to dust emissions and the efficiency of dedusting
  • Proposal and assessment of possible geometrical and procedural changes to increase dedusting performance or reduce operating costs
  • Improvement of working conditions
  • Compliance with legally prescribed limit values ​​with regard to emissions and occupational safety, in particular also new fine dust limit values ​​(PM2.5, PM10)

Our portfolio:

Design / optimization of dedusting systems by:

  • Operational observations, measurements, tests (details on the measurement techniques used by us can be found under “Services”)
  • Numerical Simulation (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • Experimental investigations on physical models for the assurance of simulation results


  1. Marx, K. and Rödl, S.
    “Efficient optimization of steelplant dedusting”
    The 6th European Oxygen Steelmaking Conference – Stockholm, 7-1
  2. Marx, K. and Rödl, S.
    “Efficient optimization of steelplant dedusting”
    Steel and Iron 132 (2012) No. 6, pp. 61/71
  3. Marx, K. and Wollenberg, M.
    “Development of effective deduping of converters by innovative concepts and constructive optimization (BOFdedust)”
    Report of the Commission of the European Communities – EUR, Research Fund for Coal and Steel series, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the EC
  4. Peters, B .; Simoes, J.-P .; Roedl, S .; Marx, K .; Collins, D. andWoodliffe, S.
    “TATA Scunthorpe Queen Anne – taphole suction hood optimization by CFD simulation and physical modeling”
    METEC & 2nd ESTAD 2015, Düsseldorf 15.-19. June 2015, P626.pdf



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