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Meeting 2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advances in Pyrometallurgy: Furnace Containment
Presentation Title Sustainability in the Production of Refractory Products - Ensuring an Optimal Circular Economy
Author(s) Thomas Prietl, Thomas Drnek
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Thomas Prietl
Abstract Scope In addition to the major industrial CO2 emitters, such as the steel and cement industries, the production of mainly basic refractory raw materials also contributes to CO2 emissions. Like other industries, RHI Magnesita aims to produce towards net zero by 2050. In order to achieve this strategic company target, several initiatives have been launched. One of the main pillars to achieve the net zero target is the establishment of a circular economy with regard to used refractory materials. RHI Magnesita is already a technology leader in this field and constantly strives to improve the yield and the quality of the processed secondary raw materials with new technologies. This allows us to save primary raw materials, to reduce CO2 emissions and to do so without any loss of performance of the finished refractory product used by the customer. This paper describes RHI Magnesita's approach as well as case studies from practice.
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Keywords Ceramics, High-Temperature Materials, Pyrometallurgy


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