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"Steel eco-cycle" - A Swedish cross-pollination environmental research program
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Process Science.
2013 (English)In: Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013, Warrendale , 2013, 1784-1791 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 2004, Swedish steel industry launched the first truly holistic research program in one of the world's most energy intensive industries with the aim to drastically increase the energy and resource efficiency by governing and reinforce (closing) the loop in the steel life cycle. The inter-disciplinary approach of the program has led to a significant cross-pollination in environmental steel technology and related areas apart from the impact in the educational field. The program, alongside the development of resource-efficient production of steel, has led to offshoots in aluminium remelting industry, recovery of rare earths from magnetic scrap and recovery of lead from CRT glasses. The research efforts led to the successful recovery of vanadium and magnetically important manganese nanoferrites from (waste) steel slags. The results, in fact, even provide insights into declarations of human attitudes, future raw material prognoses, process optimizations and pilot plant trials along with instrument and model developments.

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Warrendale , 2013. 1784-1791 p.
Keyword [en]
Eco-steel, Nanoferrites, Rare-earths, Salt extraction, Slags, Sweden
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-143833ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893685026ISBN: 978-162993309-2OAI: diva2:712429
Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013; Montreal, QC; Canada; 27 October 2013 through 31 October 2013

QC 20140415

Available from: 2014-04-15 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2014-04-15Bibliographically approved

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