Reducing Emissions of PCDDF in Sintering Plant Numerical and Experimental Analysis

Author: 
Vito Primavera (EnginSoft), Pasquale Cavaliere (University of Salento)

The sintering operation in integrated steelworks is one of the main sources for the production of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated-dibenzo-furans, NOx and SOx. In the present study, the operating conditions, through which a reduction in emissions can be achieved, were defined through numerical analysis. The following process parameters were evaluated: gas temperature, quantities of chlorine and copper and additions of hydrated lime, sulphur and urea. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the optimisation software modeFRONTIER, a virtual surface that can reproduce the actual process of sintering was created. Additionally, with the application of filtering to post-sintering gas, such as electrostatic precipitator and wetfine scrubber, it was possible to obtain a reduction in emission values within the limits of international protocol Aarhus.

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