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Expected results

Hazardous air emissions from the casting processes will decrease

  • the use of inorganic binders instead of organic binders are expected to reduce total hazardous airborne emissions by 80%.

Indoor air quality in foundries will improve

  • the use of inorganic binders instead of organic binders is expected to deminish the health risks of the workers by 70%.

Recycling of foundry sand will be more efficient

  • the need of virgin sand in foundries and amount of surplus foundry sand are expected to be reduced by increasing the sand recycling (14 %)

Waste problem of hazardous surplus foundry sand will be deminished by

  • demonstrating different purification methods to improve the reuse possibilities e.g. in geo-construction (raod construction, noice enbankment), composting materials (soil mixture)
  • by cleaning the waste sand by composting method the virgin sand can be replaced by the cleaned surplus foundry sand in composting material
  • reducing the amount of surplus foundry sand to be landfilled

BAT publication describing the implementation of inorganic binder system in ferrous foundries will be made

  • 300 ferrous foundries in EU are expected to change from their current organic binder systems to inorganic binder systems in 5 years after the end of the project