14 July 2022

Maatregelen voor Polycyclische Aromatische Koolwaterstoffen

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As part of the Roadmap Plus improvement program, Tata Steel is fully engaged in implementing measures that will significantly reduce the emission of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - or PAHs. The measures are an important part of their activities to further reduce the emission of so-called substances of very high concern from the site in IJmuiden and thus significantly reduce the impact on the environment.

Tata Steel has set itself the target of achieving a reduction in PAH emissions by approximately 50 percent by 2022 in comparison to 2019. The good news is that the preliminary measurement results show that this goal will be achieved.

A new environmental installation

On of these measures is the construction of a high-tech environmental installation for cleaning gases at the annealing furnaces of the cold strip mill. Within this factory, steel coils are rolled to the correct width and thickness, after which they are further processed into enamel steel, to be used in cars or household appliances. When steel coils are heated in so-called annealing furnaces, PAH substances are produced from rolling oil present on the surface of the coils.

The new environmental installation consists of two parts: the first part consists of carbon filters that capture the majority of PAH substances. The second part is an afterburner. This afterburner converts the remaining PAH substances, which are not captured by the filters, into pure water and carbon dioxide. As a result, the annealing process hardly emits any PAH substances. The construction of the installation has now been completed and the installation is running successfully. We at ELECTRON are proud to have contributed to this beautiful installation.

For further information, please refer to the website of Tata.

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