EVRAZ ZSMK reduces water intake from the Tom River
EVRAZ ZSMK has launched a new slurry thickening facility for the gas cleaning equipment at its blast furnaces. The new equipment will reduce annual wastewater discharge and water intake from the Tom River by nearly 3 million cubic metres.
Previously, the water that was used to purify blast furnace gases was sent to the plant’s slurry storage facility. Now, it is sent to a machine that separates and thickens the slurry. The clarified water is reused in production, closing the blast furnace shop’s water supply cycle.
In 2019, EVRAZ ZSMK plans to instal similar equipment at its second basic oxygen furnace shop, which will reduce annual water intake by another 1.5 million cubic metres. This will effectively close the water supply cycle for the plant’s main metallurgical conversion facility.