A second hybrid filter has been installed in the sinter plant, cutting dust emissions from sinter machine no. 6 below 10 mg/Nm3, a level which is well within European Union standards as well as being far below the 50mg/Nm3 legal limit in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
In 2017, ArcelorMittal Zenica became the first steel plant in the world to have industrial-scale hybrid filtration technology installed in its sinter plant.
The filter technology was developed through a partnership between Danish global engineering company FLSmidth and ArcelorMIttal’s R&D team, with a team of seven researchers and six technicians working on the design and testing stages of the project.
The ceremony also marked the completion of the installation of the secondary dedusting system in the BOF Steel plant, a €5.1m project. The process of putting the entire system into operation, and testing the equipment, is currently underway and on course for completion before the end of 2020. ArcelorMittal Zenica worked with Italian engineering company Ekoplant on the project.