Dr.-Ing. Thomas Echterhof

Aca­de­mic Director

Group Ener­gy and Mass Balance

Group Mana­ger


Fields of activity

Elec­tric arc fur­nace tech­no­lo­gy, pro­cess mode­ling, ener­gy balan­cing, ener­gy and resour­ce effi­ci­en­cy of elec­tric steelmaking


+49 241 80–25958


Room: 01–223


RWTH Aachen University

Depart­ment for Indus­tri­al Fur­naces and Heat Engineering

Koper­ni­kus­str. 10

52074 Aachen



  • Resour­ce and ener­gy effi­ci­en­cy of secon­da­ry steel­ma­king in the elec­tric arc furnace
  • Pro­cess model­ling and simu­la­ti­on of the elec­tric arc fur­nace processes
  • Decar­bo­niza­ti­on of EAF steel­ma­king and down­stream pro­ces­ses by bio­mass and hydro­gen application
  • Pro­cess ana­ly­sis and opti­miza­ti­on of high tem­pe­ra­tu­re processes
  • Inves­ti­ga­ti­on of the nitro­gen oxi­de emis­si­ons of elec­tric arc fur­naces and lad­le furnaces
  • Ener­gy balan­ces of indus­tri­al furnaces

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