On May 29-31, the 3rd specialized international Zaporizhzhia ecological forum “Eco Forum-2019” was held at “Kozak-Palace” exhibition center. «Zaporizhstal» has presented implemented projects aimed at environmental modernization of the enterprise.
“Zaporizhstal” took part in the round table “Green” modernization of enterprises – business or state issue? ”, where the plant has presented its own way of the environmental transformation of the Steel Works. The enterprise paid special attention to the presentation of experience in the rational use of water resources.
Since 2012, “Zaporizhstal” has been implementing a comprehensive program for the environmental modernization of the enterprise. The Steel Works has already sent more than UAH 10,600,000,000 for these purposes. The Steel Works carried out an ecological reconstruction of the blast furnaces by equipment of units with modern aspiration devices, which ensure dusting up to 30 mg/m3. Six sinter machines of the sinter plant are also equipped with modern aspiration devices, which ensure dusting up to 20 mg/m3, and up to 400 mg/m3 for sulfuric anhydride.
A significant reduction of man-made impact on water resources was achieved due to the construction of a modern pickling line at Cold Rolling Shop No.1, which made it possible to completely stop the discharge of water from the shop into the Dnipro River and sulfuric acid vapor into the atmosphere. In 2018, the Steel Works put into operation a fan cooling tower for the reverse cycle of blast furnaces gas cleaners, which reduced raw water intake and wastewater discharge into water basins.
In 2019, the Steel Works put into operation a sewage waters interception facility. Nowadays more than 5 million cubic meters of water are intercepted for further purification, disinfection and return to production. Totally, due to the measures taken, since 2012 “Zaporizhstal” has managed to reduce the discharge of water into water basins by 16 million m3 per year.