1.1  Summary

The WHAM project aims to optimise water consumption in the steel manufacturing processes by means of a holistic solution combining a flexible on-line monitoring and optimisation platform and innovative water treatment technologies.

The project will approach the water and related energy management from two main points of view:

1.2  Objective

The overall objective of the WHAM project is to radically change the current water paradigm, by developing an innovative approach to improve the efficiency of the global water system reducing the water consumption, increasing the reusability by the adoption of innovative technologies.

The project aims to set-up a widely deployable methodology based on a customizable supervision system targeted to industrial water networks which are typically found in the steelworks. Moreover innovative water treatment will be tested in several use cases. Such system will implement diagnostic capabilities aiming at highlighting water losses and water systems malfunctioning by jointly achieving an efficient steelworks water circuit management.

Moreover WHAM aims at lowering the water intake minimizing the ecological foot print incrementing the recycling of water while assuring sufficient water quality for process conduction.

1.3       Structure

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1.4       Use cases

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