In the metal producing processes, hot liquid metal will be tapped from the industrial furnaces. In this project NTNU and SINTEF, with the Norwegian industry, determine the fundamentals affecting the tapping operation.
Reduced CO2 emissions in metal production
The overall aim of “KPN Reduced CO2 emissions in metal production” is to develop the basis for reduced climate effects from the production of Si, FeSi, Mn-alloy and TiO2 slag to obtain 30% lower CO2 emission in 2030 and zero CO2 emission in 2050.
By increasing energy efficiency, HighEFF will help ensure that Norway has the world’s greenest industries.
SFI Metal Production
An interdisciplinary Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI). Focus: During the next decades, the Norwegian metal industry will need to achieve even higher-quality output with more efficient use of materials and energy.
The Norwegian industry is among the cleanest in the world and great efforts are made to reduce emissions even further. To this end, many different kinds of challenges must be overcome, and one often overlooked difficulty lies in measurements. The industry relies on measurement data in their endeavor to reduce emissions but when uncertainties are high, the results offer no guidance. The PAHssion project focus on measurements of one group of pollutants called "PAH", Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. The objective is to develop more reliable PAH measurement methods and thereby improve emission control and reporting. This will be achieved by improved analytical performance and reduced uncertainty of measurements.
Electrical Conditions in Submerged Arc Furnaces - Identification and Improvements (SAFECI)
The project aims at establishing the basis for substantially reduced energyconsumption. We believe that the total potential is in the range of 5-10 % of theenergy consumption, where one per cent reduction for our partners corresponds toan annual saving of some 70 GWh.
SINTEF will work, alongside four other research institutes, to improve the working environment in the Norwegian ferroalloy, silicon and silicon carbide plants. The project DeMaskUs will study how airborne dust is formed, how it affects human cells and how people can protect themselves from the airborne dust in the working environment