This RFCS project aims at the development of innovative concepts for sustainable water and facility management in the European Steel Industry on basis of selective salt elimination techniques with integrated salt valorisation. The novel desalination processes will be automated and monitored by means of online ion analyser to minimise maintenance costs. Influence of the salt elimination on the pipe service life, product quality and process water reuse will be evaluated.
Following results are expected:
- better product quality;
- prolonged pipe service life;
- reduced impact on the aquatic environment;
- saving of natural resources;
- reduced fresh water costs and waste water discharge costs.