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Waste Minimization in Steel Mills and Environmental Impacts of Metals

Purpose of Education

The environmental impact mechanisms of metals in general, their effects and the basic protection methods to be followed will be examined and the basic rules to be followed in waste generation and minimization of waste on the example of the enterprise producing steel from scrap with EAF will be evaluated. In addition, the basic applications that should be taken into account today's technological level will be explained. In this context, the main purpose of the training is to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and experience in this field by presenting the basic methods and applications that they can discuss in their own businesses by including the applications made in the industry.

Education  target

At the end of this training, all participants;

  • Environmental problems; air, noise, water, soil and cultural environment,

  • General definitions of metals and environment, pollution, mechanisms of action of metals on living things,

  • Emission mechanisms of metals to the environment, short and long-term effects,

  • Overview of iron and steel production techniques and "Best Techniques" in steel mills from an environmental point of view,

  • Wastes generated in steel mills and EAF facilities,

  • Examples of different environmental precautions and waste minimization practices from around the world,

  • They will gain knowledge and skills on industrial waste and energy saving practices from our country.

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Who Should Attend

Steelworks and EAF managers, metallurgical and material engineers, other engineers working in the steel industry and working in peripheral units, technical staff who want to have information about the steel shop and environmental metallurgical systems

Training Period 1  is the day​

Education place

Validebağ Adile Sultan Pavilion Teacher's House

Contact for Education Applications

Phone:          +90 216 349 95 91




prof. Dr. Servet Timur

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Metallurgical Engineering in 1986. In 1996, he completed his doctoral study (ATIAD Best Doctorate Award) at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg-Germany.

He has worked at various levels at Istanbul Technical University since 1987 and still works at the same institution. He has academic publications and papers on Environment, Environmental Metallurgy and Technologies, Electrochemical Technologies, Non-Ferrous Metals Metallurgy and Chemical and Electrochemical Properties of Materials. He has 2 international patents on molten salt electrolysis and boronizing technology, and 3 international patents on tungsten production, which is one of his fields of expertise. It has 6 different research projects supported by TUBITAK and 8 TUBITAK/TEYDEB projects realized with different private sector companies.

He gives lectures on Metallurgical Wastes, Environmental Metallurgy, Scrap and Waste Evaluation and Materials Chemistry, Chemical Metallurgy and Chemical and Electrochemical Behaviors of Materials at Istanbul Technical University at undergraduate and graduate levels.

He is the recipient of the 2012 R&D 100 –USA award with his doctoral student.

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