Circular residue usage in the metallurgical industry

CIRRUS

Project description

The objective of the project is to formalize existing knowledge on secondary materials and residues with a focus on their possible use as raw materials with special emphasises on considering the challenges of industry and use of latest research findings. The aim is to enhance development of practical applications for returning the materials and thereby to improve energy and material efficiency in metallurgical industries.

The scope of the project is the development and delivery of educational packages through introduction webinar, intensive course face to face, interactive webinars that will be used in a follow-up phase to re-enforce the learning. The course will consist of modules given by experts on each specific topic including background and overview, fundamentals on residual material properties and methods for characterisation, material behaviour during mechanical and thermal treatment, implementation and a series of industrial case examples with aspects on need for adjustments in the process. Adapted course content with accredited points towards PhD studies will be offered. The program plans to run with two courses within the project period, open to industries, institutes and universities. Initially, there is a goal towards Nordic countries but will later be expanded geographically and across different industries related to secondary material and residue use.

Project coordinator

Other university or unit

Project results

Two courses of residue utilisation are held in LuleƄ and Oulu, after which the course materials will be available for further use. Residue-related research is reinforced with case studies made by the course participants.