Fray International Sustainability Award

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Prof. Cyro Takano


Sustainable Metals Processing

Prof. Cyro Takano is, at the same time, an industrial and academic personality. His Industrial activity includes his positions as CEO of TECNORED and long term Project coordinator at CBMM - Brazilian Niobium Company. His academic activity is reflected in his BSC and PhD degrees from University of Sao Paulo, MSC from Stanford University (USA), Pos-Doc at Tohoku University (Japan) and Denver Research Institute (USA), as well as Specialization on Management and Administration of research projects at Stanford University, Denver Research University and Vanderbilt University and his longtime professorship in Sao Paulo University, in which his research group is internationally recognized especially for self-reducing processes for primary metal production (iron. tin, manganese, ferro-chromium). Throughout his career, his activity has impacted various fields, such as:

Raw materials processing: ore-carbon composite pellet and self-reducing pellets; charcoal making; biomass processing for partial substituting of PCI (pulverized coal injection); iron ore sintering.

Ore reduction and smelting (ferrous, non-ferrous and ferro-alloys): decrepitating, swelling, coalescence of metallic phase; behavior during reduction of ore-carbon and dust-carbon composites involving solid-solid, solid-gas and solid-liquid-gas phases; Calcium and Magnesium production by silicothermic vacuum reduction.

Metal refining: pyrometallurgical refining of silicon; dephosphorization and desulfurization of steel; decopperization of Ferro-Nickel; high purity niobium production (Electron Beam) etc.

Environment, recycling, energy. Recycling of dusts, slugs and solid wastes from metallurgical industries; zero solid waste for integrated steelmaking processes; recovery of valuable metals from wastes of Electric Arc Steelmaking and at Nickel production (Caron Process); CO2 mitigation through energy efficient processes of charcoal making and alternatives using more biomaterial in metallurgical industries.

Others: powder metallurgy (powder production and sintering); ferro-niobium characterization, carburizing processes, dissolution process of ferroalloys in cast iron and steel, etc.

Complementary: Phase Transformation in Metals and Alloys, Physical Metallurgy, Thermal and Thermomechanical Processing of Steels, Tribology and Surface Engineering, etc.

Prof. Cyro Takano, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli at FLOGEN SIPS 2015


Full bio: http://www.flogen.org/sips2015/pdf/Bio_takano.pdf