Turkish steelmaker Kardemir has ordered two new Meros off-gas cleaning systems for its sinter plants 1 and 2.

Each plant, supplied by Primetals Technologies, can treat 400.000 Nm2/hr of sinter off-gas and is claimed to reduce SOx by over 90% and deliver low dust emissions.

The plants are designed to use sodium bicarbonate as desulphurisation agent except for the plant installed at sinter plant 3, which will be upgraded in due course.

with Primetals Technologies to supply two new Meros off-gas cleaning plants for Kardemir´s sinter plants No. 1 and No. 2, and to upgrade a previously ordered Meros plant at sinter plant No. 3. Each Meros plant is able to treat 400.000 Nm³/h of sinter off-gas, reducing SOx by more than 90% as well as delivering extremely low dust emissions. The two new Meros plants are designed to use sodium bicarbonate as desulphurization agent, while the existing system installed at sinter plant No. 3 will be upgraded to employ sodium bicarbonate instead of lime in the future.

Primetals Technologies will be responsible for the engineering, supply of key equipment and advisory services for cold and hot commissioning.

Start-up of the Meros plants is expected by the end of 2018.