Global: researching technology
Water treatment is an important aspect of a steel mill’s operations, both to maintain its efficiency, since water can be recycled hundreds of times, and to ensure that water discharged is clean. In 2014, our researchers at our water treatment lab in Asturias, Spain, worked on four projects relating to our use of water in our operations. One of these focused on developing more sustainable biocides. This work will mean we can use natural processes to deal with the pollutants that arise in the steelmaking process.