Circular Residue Usage in the Metallurgical Industry


The course on Circular Residue Usage in the Metallurgical Industry is developed within the EIT RawMaterials and is aimed for professionals in metallurgical industry and research institutes, PhD students, environmental agencies and decision makers. Engineers new in the area can get a quick start at the new job positions, and experienced ones can reach a broader knowledge on cross-sectorial opportunities. 

The course includes a webinar introducing the course and the participants, and also giving a brief overview on secondary materials, their origin and characteristics as well as possible use. Moreover, possible case studies for training will be discussed and initialised. The webinar is followed by a face-to-face intensive course and a final follow-up seminar for case study presentations.

Knowledge on secondary materials that will be delivered covers secondary materials generated in different metallurgical industries as well as EOL products. Origin and characteristics for these materials, and also possibilities and challenges in recycling to existing processes in e.g. steel, ferroalloys and base metals production, will be addressed. Pre-treatment methods, agglomeration and specially-designed processes for recycling will also be covered. Aspects on cross-sectorial possibilities, environmental issues and economy will to some extent be included. 

Most welcome to sign up for the course via the link and feel free to distribute this invitation to your colleagues. 

Registration fee

The course, given in English, is free of charge including refreshments. Lunch is available to buy on site. The number of participants is limited to 30. 

Schedule and content

Tuesday 10 April 09:00-12:00
Location: Webinar

Introduction to the course and participants, basic knowledge on secondary materials, their origin and characteristics as well as challenges and possibilities in recycling.

Monday 11 June- Friday 15 June (lunch to lunch) 
Location: Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

From the content: Further development on webinar topics, characterisation methods for secondary materials, pre-treatment and agglomeration, recycling into ferrous, base metal, ferro-alloy and non-ferrous industry, special processes for recycling etc. Moreover, support to case studies with topics selected by the participants.

Wednesday 19 September - Follow-up seminar
Location: Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

Presentation and discussion on case studies.


Last day for registration is Monday 2 April.


Lena Sundqvist-Ökvist, lena.sundqvist [at]
Caisa Samuelsson caisa.samuelsson [at] 
Eetu-Pekka Heikkinen, eetu.heikkinen [at] 
Karel van Acker, karel.vanacker [at] 
Anna Dahlstedt, anna.dahlstedt [at]

Project organisation

The CIRRUS project is coordinated by Swerea MEFOS with Luleå University of Technology, University of Oulu, KU Leuven and LKAB as partners. It is co-funded by EIT Raw Materials KIC in connection with CAMM (Centre of Advanced Mineral and Metallurgy).

2018-04-10 09:00 to 12:00
2018-06-11 12:00 to 2018-06-15 13:00
2018-09-19 (All day)
Last registration date
Webinar and Luleå University of Technology
Free of charge