Presented by Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre and sponsored by Hatch as part of Sustainability Week 2009.
Recycling Plastics and Rubber Tyres as a Resource for EAF Steelmaking
Hundreds of thousands of used car tyres could be recycled every year and turned into steel, thanks to a discovery that rubber can be partially substituted for coke in electric arc furnaces.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla, will discuss how the new technology not only removes used tyres from the waste stream but also cuts the energy demands and costs associated with steelmaking.
Known as polymer injection technology, the process substitutes some of the coke used in steelmaking with other carbon-rich materials. The process can also be extended to plastics, diverting them from landfill dumps.
OneSteel, which has licensed the patented technology and has developed it in partnership with Professor Sahajwalla, has successfully trialled the process at both its Sydney and Melbourne-based electric arc furnace facilities.
Join Veena in a seminar highlighting the latest aspects of this promising sustainable technology.
– **Date:** Monday April 20, 2009
– **Time:** 6:30pm for 7.00pm Light refreshments will be served at 6:30
– **Cost:** $20 per person, $15 per Futureworld member or concession, $10 per student. Payable at the door via cash or cheque. Please call Futureworld on 4274 2939 for prior credit card payments.
– **Venue:** McKinnon Building, Building 67, Lecture Room 104 University of Wollongong. Northfields Avenue, North Wollongong. [Location and parking info](http://www.uow.edu.au/about/maps.html).
– **RSVP:** please RSVP by COB Friday April 17, 2009
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