Valorisation and dissemination of EAF technology
The objective of this work was to disseminate and valorise the results of the projects carried out in the frame of the European Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS programme) and before European Community of Coal and Steel (ECSS) concerning the technology of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF).
In the last twenty years many research and demonstration projects have been carried out on different aspects of EAF technology, aiming at improving the process performance in terms of energy and resource optimisation, flexibility and environmental impact.
The critical analysis of the results obtained in more than 60 EU funded projects with respect to the main topics of EAF technology has been carried out. The most important results in these fields were selected for valorisation and dissemination within a series of seminars and workshops, which turned out to be a useful step forward to diffuse and favour the exploitation of the findings, and to provide a clear picture of the actual status of European EAF technology.
Finally future industrial targets and requirements for further research activities were identified, and a roadmap for future developments of EAF technology was defined.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) under grant agreement n° RFS2-CT-2014-00002.