List of Projects

A data base of the reference projects dealing with different aspects of EAF technology, which were funded within the ECSC and the RFCS programme within the last 25 years was set up. In total 67 projects were found to be relevant. 40 of them were performed under the ECSC steel research programme in the time from 1991 to 2005. The other 27 projects were funded within the RFCS steel research programme. The first ones were started in 2003, and some of them are still on-going today. About 80 % of the projects were research projects, whereas only 20 % were so called pilot and demonstration projects. In the various projects all the most important players of European industry were involved (steel industry, engineering companies, suppliers, research centres), and the most relevant technical issues of the EAF process have been faced.

 

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The following pages list the selected projects.

Contract Title Report Participants Start date End date
7210-CB/901 Optimization of environment and related energy utilization in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase I) 16662 Det Danske Stålvalseværk A/S 1991-07-01 1993-03-31
7215-AA/401 European direct steel feasibility study 17824 DDS, IRSID, CSM, CRM, ECSC, BFI, BS 1992-04-01 1994-03-31
7210-CB/902 Optimisation of environment and related energy utilisation in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase II) 18556 Dansteel Engineering 1993-05-01 1996-04-30
7210-CB/116, 117, 308, 413, 814 Ecological and economical EAF steelmaking 19480 British Steel, CSM, IRSID, BFI, KTN 1993-07-01 1996-06-30
7210-CC/404, CC/111 Expert system for the optimisation of an EAF secondary steel-making-CCO route for the production of special steels 18537 CSM, BFI 1993-07-01 1995-12-31
ECSC 7210-CB/124, 125, 415, 942  Decreasing the scorification of chrome  19382 FEhS, ACERNIOX,CSM, TKS-NR 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7215-AA/403 Economic advantages of integrated processing of steelworks EAF wastes, mainly containing Zn, Pb, Cd, FeOx, Zn ferrite and others, with total recovery 19393 FERRIERE NORD 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/206/141/502/123/903 Improvement of the EAF performances through an optimisation of the foaming slag practice 19470 CRM, CSM, Profilarbed, BFI, MEFOS 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/122/312(nur 312)/941 Low nitrogen in EAF steelmaking 19349 IRSID, Acenor I+D, RWTH-IEHK 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/130, 131, 208 Characteristics of a hot-air/oxygen fuel burner for increasing the input of fossil energy into the EAF and comparison with conventional burners 19472 ATZ-EVUS, BSW, CRM 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
7210-CB/819 Improving the recyclability of organic coated/metallic coated steels 19847 British Steel, IMF (Sweden), IRSID, RAUTARUUKKI (FI) 1996-07-01 1999-12-31
7210-CB/128, 207, 503 (nur 503), 945 Modelling and optimising of oxygen lances, tuyères, and of the injection technique of various materials into electric arc furnaces 19471 Profilarbed, CRM, Sidenor I+D, BFI 1996-07-01 1999-06-30
7215-AA/903, 204, 407, 108 The in-plant by-product melting (IPBM) process 20068 MEFOS, CRM, CSM, FEhS 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
721 O-CB/126, 816, 943, 127 Optimisation of the energy consumption of three-phase electric arc furnaces using plant signals and thermal modelling 20174 RWTH-IBH, BRTISH Steel, SIDENOR I+D, XPERT 1996-09-01 1999-08-31
7210-PR/005 Briquetting of self-reducing blendings of waste iron oxide mixtures 20108 Profilarbed, CRM, BFI 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/040 Control of the decarburization and the stirring efficiency in the EAF 20173 Arcelor, Corus UK, CRM, Sidenor 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/008 Optimisation of high voltage AC electric arc furnace control 20176 BFI, British Steel, IRSID, Sidenor I+D 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/076 Artificial intelligence/expert (Al/EX) systems for steelworks pollution control 20501 BRITISH STEEL, CSM, LECES, VAI 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7215-PP/012 High purity zinc and ferroalloys recovery from EAF dusts through a combined pyro-hydrometallurgical treatment 20505 CSM, TK AST, TKN, ASO, TECHINT 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/077 Improved utilisation of fossil fuel by injection through hollow electrodes in the EAF 20730 CSM, MEFOS, RWTH-MCH, Techint, A. Rubiera 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/075 Production of steel at lower operating costs in EAF 20895 CRM, IMATRA Steel, IRSID, Profilarbed 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7210-PR/170 Control of CO-postcombustion inside EAF with the FTIR (fourier transformed infrared) spectroscopy system 21138 RWTH-IEHK, UNIV Reading, SWT, Messer Griesheim 1999-07-01 2002-06-30
Contract Title Report Participants Start date End date
7210-CB/901 Optimization of environment and related energy utilization in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase I) 16662 Det Danske Stålvalseværk A/S 1991-07-01 1993-03-31
7215-AA/401 European direct steel feasibility study 17824 DDS, IRSID, CSM, CRM, ECSC, BFI, BS 1992-04-01 1994-03-31
7210-CB/902 Optimisation of environment and related energy utilisation in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase II) 18556 Dansteel Engineering 1993-05-01 1996-04-30
7210-CB/116, 117, 308, 413, 814 Ecological and economical EAF steelmaking 19480 British Steel, CSM, IRSID, BFI, KTN 1993-07-01 1996-06-30
7210-CC/404, CC/111 Expert system for the optimisation of an EAF secondary steel-making-CCO route for the production of special steels 18537 CSM, BFI 1993-07-01 1995-12-31
ECSC 7210-CB/124, 125, 415, 942  Decreasing the scorification of chrome  19382 FEhS, ACERNIOX,CSM, TKS-NR 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7215-AA/403 Economic advantages of integrated processing of steelworks EAF wastes, mainly containing Zn, Pb, Cd, FeOx, Zn ferrite and others, with total recovery 19393 FERRIERE NORD 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/206/141/502/123/903 Improvement of the EAF performances through an optimisation of the foaming slag practice 19470 CRM, CSM, Profilarbed, BFI, MEFOS 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/122/312(nur 312)/941 Low nitrogen in EAF steelmaking 19349 IRSID, Acenor I+D, RWTH-IEHK 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/130, 131, 208 Characteristics of a hot-air/oxygen fuel burner for increasing the input of fossil energy into the EAF and comparison with conventional burners 19472 ATZ-EVUS, BSW, CRM 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
7210-CB/819 Improving the recyclability of organic coated/metallic coated steels 19847 British Steel, IMF (Sweden), IRSID, RAUTARUUKKI (FI) 1996-07-01 1999-12-31
7210-CB/128, 207, 503 (nur 503), 945 Modelling and optimising of oxygen lances, tuyères, and of the injection technique of various materials into electric arc furnaces 19471 Profilarbed, CRM, Sidenor I+D, BFI 1996-07-01 1999-06-30
7215-AA/903, 204, 407, 108 The in-plant by-product melting (IPBM) process 20068 MEFOS, CRM, CSM, FEhS 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
721 O-CB/126, 816, 943, 127 Optimisation of the energy consumption of three-phase electric arc furnaces using plant signals and thermal modelling 20174 RWTH-IBH, BRTISH Steel, SIDENOR I+D, XPERT 1996-09-01 1999-08-31
7210-PR/005 Briquetting of self-reducing blendings of waste iron oxide mixtures 20108 Profilarbed, CRM, BFI 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/040 Control of the decarburization and the stirring efficiency in the EAF 20173 Arcelor, Corus UK, CRM, Sidenor 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/008 Optimisation of high voltage AC electric arc furnace control 20176 BFI, British Steel, IRSID, Sidenor I+D 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/076 Artificial intelligence/expert (Al/EX) systems for steelworks pollution control 20501 BRITISH STEEL, CSM, LECES, VAI 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7215-PP/012 High purity zinc and ferroalloys recovery from EAF dusts through a combined pyro-hydrometallurgical treatment 20505 CSM, TK AST, TKN, ASO, TECHINT 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/077 Improved utilisation of fossil fuel by injection through hollow electrodes in the EAF 20730 CSM, MEFOS, RWTH-MCH, Techint, A. Rubiera 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/075 Production of steel at lower operating costs in EAF 20895 CRM, IMATRA Steel, IRSID, Profilarbed 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7210-PR/170 Control of CO-postcombustion inside EAF with the FTIR (fourier transformed infrared) spectroscopy system 21138 RWTH-IEHK, UNIV Reading, SWT, Messer Griesheim 1999-07-01 2002-06-30
Contract Title Report Participants Start date End date
7210-CB/901 Optimization of environment and related energy utilization in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase I) 16662 Det Danske Stålvalseværk A/S 1991-07-01 1993-03-31
7215-AA/401 European direct steel feasibility study 17824 DDS, IRSID, CSM, CRM, ECSC, BFI, BS 1992-04-01 1994-03-31
7210-CB/902 Optimisation of environment and related energy utilisation in scrap-based steelmaking (Phase II) 18556 Dansteel Engineering 1993-05-01 1996-04-30
7210-CB/116, 117, 308, 413, 814 Ecological and economical EAF steelmaking 19480 British Steel, CSM, IRSID, BFI, KTN 1993-07-01 1996-06-30
7210-CC/404, CC/111 Expert system for the optimisation of an EAF secondary steel-making-CCO route for the production of special steels 18537 CSM, BFI 1993-07-01 1995-12-31
ECSC 7210-CB/124, 125, 415, 942  Decreasing the scorification of chrome  19382 FEhS, ACERNIOX,CSM, TKS-NR 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7215-AA/403 Economic advantages of integrated processing of steelworks EAF wastes, mainly containing Zn, Pb, Cd, FeOx, Zn ferrite and others, with total recovery 19393 FERRIERE NORD 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/206/141/502/123/903 Improvement of the EAF performances through an optimisation of the foaming slag practice 19470 CRM, CSM, Profilarbed, BFI, MEFOS 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/122/312(nur 312)/941 Low nitrogen in EAF steelmaking 19349 IRSID, Acenor I+D, RWTH-IEHK 1995-07-01 1998-12-31
7210-CB/130, 131, 208 Characteristics of a hot-air/oxygen fuel burner for increasing the input of fossil energy into the EAF and comparison with conventional burners 19472 ATZ-EVUS, BSW, CRM 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
7210-CB/819 Improving the recyclability of organic coated/metallic coated steels 19847 British Steel, IMF (Sweden), IRSID, RAUTARUUKKI (FI) 1996-07-01 1999-12-31
7210-CB/128, 207, 503 (nur 503), 945 Modelling and optimising of oxygen lances, tuyères, and of the injection technique of various materials into electric arc furnaces 19471 Profilarbed, CRM, Sidenor I+D, BFI 1996-07-01 1999-06-30
7215-AA/903, 204, 407, 108 The in-plant by-product melting (IPBM) process 20068 MEFOS, CRM, CSM, FEhS 1996-07-01 1998-06-30
721 O-CB/126, 816, 943, 127 Optimisation of the energy consumption of three-phase electric arc furnaces using plant signals and thermal modelling 20174 RWTH-IBH, BRTISH Steel, SIDENOR I+D, XPERT 1996-09-01 1999-08-31
7210-PR/005 Briquetting of self-reducing blendings of waste iron oxide mixtures 20108 Profilarbed, CRM, BFI 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/040 Control of the decarburization and the stirring efficiency in the EAF 20173 Arcelor, Corus UK, CRM, Sidenor 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/008 Optimisation of high voltage AC electric arc furnace control 20176 BFI, British Steel, IRSID, Sidenor I+D 1997-07-01 2000-12-31
7210-PR/076 Artificial intelligence/expert (Al/EX) systems for steelworks pollution control 20501 BRITISH STEEL, CSM, LECES, VAI 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7215-PP/012 High purity zinc and ferroalloys recovery from EAF dusts through a combined pyro-hydrometallurgical treatment 20505 CSM, TK AST, TKN, ASO, TECHINT 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/077 Improved utilisation of fossil fuel by injection through hollow electrodes in the EAF 20730 CSM, MEFOS, RWTH-MCH, Techint, A. Rubiera 1998-07-01 2001-06-30
7210-PR/075 Production of steel at lower operating costs in EAF 20895 CRM, IMATRA Steel, IRSID, Profilarbed 1998-07-01 2001-12-31
7210-PR/170 Control of CO-postcombustion inside EAF with the FTIR (fourier transformed infrared) spectroscopy system 21138 RWTH-IEHK, UNIV Reading, SWT, Messer Griesheim 1999-07-01 2002-06-30