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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings IS 06 (Iron&Steelmaking Conference 2006)|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||Iron&Steelmaking Conference 2006 - Linz, Austria|
Duration: 9 Oct 2006 → 10 Oct 2006
|Conference||Iron&Steelmaking Conference 2006|
|Period||09.10.2006 → 10.10.2006|