2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 7. Recycling, Secondary Batteries and Environmental Protection

Editors:Kongoli F, Aifantis K, Kumar V, Pagnanelli F, Kozlov P, Xueyi G
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:205 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Complex Treatment of Wastes from Castings Production

    Alena Pribulova1; Peter Futas2; Jozef Petrik3; Marianna Bartosova1;
    1TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN KOSICE, FACULTY OF METALLURGY, Kosice, Slovakia (Slovak Republic); 2TECNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSICE, Kosice, Slovakia (Slovak Republic); 3TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSICE, Kosice, Slovakia (Slovak Republic);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 71
    Topic: 7


    Slovakia is a country with a very fast-growing automotive industry. In 2016 in Slovakia more then one million cars were made. Slovakia ranks first with the production of 183 cars per 1,000 citizens. Cars production is closely linked to the castings and machines production. Slovak foundry industry is currently primarily focused on castings for various cars brands. Many cars producers today require not only a declaration of castings production quality but also declaration of minimalization the impact of their production on the environment.
    Given contribution deals with an analyse of the impact of steel and cast iron castings production on the environment and complex treatment of wastes originating in the castings production. Steel and iron castings production is connected with the origin of three main types of wastes: dust, slag and used sand and core mixtures. Dust is generated at all stages of castings production from charging in to the melting aggregate, through melting, casting, and machining of castings. The type and amount of slag depends on the melting unit. Used sand and core mixtures feature the largest share of wastes from the castings production.
    This paper will discuss the possibilities of processing these three basic wastes and their reusing in production process in foundry.


    Dust; Recycling; Slags; Wastes;


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    Pribulova A, Futas P, Petrik J, Bartosova M. (2017). Complex Treatment of Wastes from Castings Production. In Kongoli F, Aifantis K, Kumar V, Pagnanelli F, Kozlov P, Xueyi G (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 7. Recycling, Secondary Batteries and Environmental Protection (pp. 148-163). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach