Review on Foundry Waste Treatment

Authors(1) :-Pratik Nagesh Deshpande

India's rapid economic growth and soaring demand by sectors like infrastructure, real estate and automobiles, at home and abroad, has put Indian steel industry on the global map. According to the latest report by International Iron and Steel Institute (I ISI), India is the seventh largest steel producer in the world. A foundry is a casting manufacturing system. Casting is the process of forming objects by pouring liquid metal into prepared mould and allowing the melt to solidify. Foundry is a factory which produces metal castings from either ferrous or non- non-ferrous alloys. Metals are turned into parts by melting the metal into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mould, and then removing the mould material or casting. The most common metal alloys processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as steel, magnesium, copper, tin, and zinc, can be processed. The foundry operations generate different kinds of air pollution, depending upon the kinds of furnace in use and the kinds of energy inputs that they use. Foundry is one of the most energy intensive metallurgical industries. Various sections of Foundry namely Pattern making, moulding, melting, core making, compressed air etc. consume energy in the form of electricity or through burning of fuel. Among these largest amount of energy to the tune of 65-70 % of the total Foundry energy is consumed in melting operation. As the Foundries are growing with mechanization and automation, the requirement of energy is also increasing day by day. On the other hand today the whole world is frightened of climate change and global warming due to CO2 generation from burning of fuel as source of energy or for producing electricity.

Authors and Affiliations

Pratik Nagesh Deshpande
Department of Technology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Infrastructure, Casting, Foundry, moulding, CO2

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 1 | January-February 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-02-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 12-17
Manuscript Number : IJSRST16212
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Pratik Nagesh Deshpande, " Review on Foundry Waste Treatment", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.12-17, January-February-2016.
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