MEROS® — Improved Dry-Type Gas-Cleaning Process for the Treatment of Sinter Off-gas: 11.4

Alexander Fleischanderl, Christof Lanzerstorfer, Roland Neuhold, Gerald Meierhofer

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The treatment of the off-gas arising during the sintering process is a major challenge for which no fully satisfactory solution has existed up until now. In response to this situation VAI has recently developed the so-called MEROS® process—standing for Maximized Emission Reduction Of Sintering—in which dust and harmful metallic and organic components present in sinter off-gas are removed in a series of treatment steps to levels previously unattained with conventional gas-treatment techniques. In a number of test campaigns conducted in a demonstration plant at voestalpine Stahl (Linz, Austria) from 2005–2006, the technical and economical advantages of this innovative sinter offgas-cleaning process were verified. voestalpine Stahl subsequently placed an order with VAI for the installation of the world's first industrial MEROS facility. Start-up is scheduled for August 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings IS 06 (Iron&Steelmaking Conference 2006)
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIron&Steelmaking Conference 2006 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 9 Oct 200610 Oct 2006


ConferenceIron&Steelmaking Conference 2006


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