KALUGIN JSC develops scientific and business contacts with Brazilian Engineering School “Escola de Minas” of Federal Univercity
On 23rd November 2012 representatives of KALUGIN JSC had a meeting in the company office with a delegation of students from Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Minas Gerais, Brazil, headed by Professor Dr. Paulo Santos Assis. At the meeting Prof. Dr. Paulo Santos Assis and his students told their Ural colleagues about organization of scientific and educational activities in Federal University of Ouro Preto. They told about activities of Escola de Minas which is part of Federal University and involved in implementation of scientific ideas related to development of iron and steel industry in Brazil. At present Escola de Minas has an experience in execution of projects aimed at reducing harmful emissions from iron and steel works, develops projects aimed at increasing efficiency of blast furnace production and using mixtures of pulverized coal/charcoal and different alternative materials, eg. sugarcane bagasse, coffee husk, rice rind, elephant grass, etc., for injection into blast furnaces, performs research for using biogases in iron and steel industry.
After presentations made by the Professor and his students there were discussions of different educational and training programs for both Russian experts in Escola de Minas of Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP) and Brazilian students in KALUGIN JSC. After the meeting Escola de Minas and KALUGIN JSC signed the Declaration about further support of joint initiatives.
KALUGIN JSC (Ekaterinburg) was established in 2000 and at present it is one of the worldwide leaders in development of blast heating technologies and invention of high-temperature hot stoves for blast furnaces (KSS). The company has become internationally known due to application of the unique technology invented by Iakov Kalugin, Doctor of Engineering Sciences and the company founder. At present the technical parameters of Kalugin Shaftless Stoves (KSS) can provide heating of blast up to 1400°C. More than 150 KSS are already in operation in Russia and other countries of the world.
Paulo Santos Assis is a Full Professor on ISM in the Engineering School (“Escola de Minas”) of Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP, Brazil), Honorary Professor at HUST (China), Researcher on ISM, Energy and Environment, EcoEnviroX Council Member. He is a famous expert in the area of development and implementation of scientific projects aimed at increasing efficiency of blast furnace production and using mixtures of pulverized coal/charcoal and different alternative materials, eg. sugarcane bagasse, coffee husk, rice rind, elephant grass, etc., for injection into blast furnaces. In a result of his research and development activities many iron and steel companies in Brazil were able to reduce the coal/charcoal consumption and increase sustainability of iron and steel production.