The recent issue published by the journal specialized in refractory materials, “Refractories Worldforum”, includes an article showing the latest advances developed in the LIFE 5REFRACT project. This publication, which gathers the most current and innovative technological trends in the refractory sector on a quarterly basis, shows the best practices developed and implemented in Sidenor related to the management of refractory waste, as well as the new applications for reuse, remanufacturing and recycling of these materials.
The industrial tests carried out with the collaboration of Magna and Refralia, have demonstrated in a very satisfactory way the technical feasibility of all the solutions described in the aforementioned article, which is entitled “Systematic and Integral Valorization of Refractory waste under the 5R-Approach ”.
It also includes the latest progress made in the tests for the automatic sorting of refractory waste based on LIBS technology, which is being carried out by the University of Malaga; as well as the preliminary results of the Life Cycle Analysis, led by 2.0 LCA Consultants, where the environmental benefit associated with the new practices developed in the project is calculated.
All the information is available on the website of the magazine «Refractories Worldforum».