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The project foresees the development of an innovative mathematical model that will allow for the determination of the threshold contamination of the baths used in the industrial process of stainless steel electropolishing. Additionally, the model will be applicable even in the event of changing costs of chemical reagents and electric energy.

The project involves the realisation of the following tasks:

  • conducting studies on processing bath contamination in laboratory conditions and in a technical scale,
  • an analysis of changes in the quality of electropolished surfaces with the increase in processing bath contamination,
  • the identification and analysis of process costs in a technical scale, including also the cost of hazardous waste neutralisation,
  • the development of a mathematical model that will enable to monitor bath contamination and to determine the threshold pollution of the bath that is justified with respect to costs,
  • pre-implementation works, including the verification of the developed multi-factorial mathematical model in a technical scale.

The target group are production facilities that deal with the electropolishing of stainless steel in Poland (in short-term perspective) and in European countries, e.g. Germany (in long-term perspective). The development of the model for the material that is most commonly used in the electropolishing process, i.e. stainless steel, may constitute the basis for the future development of similar models for other materials, such as titanium alloys.

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The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy

Institute of Environmental Engineering

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Address:
pl. Grunwaldzki 24,
50-363 Wrocław

Project assumptions

The overall goal of the project is to develop an innovative multifactor mathematical model enabling monitoring of bath contamination used in the electropolishing process of austenitic stainless steels. This model will allow optimization and reduction of process costs and will have an impact on reducing environmental pollution during electrolytic polishing of austenitic stainless steels.

The final outcome of the project will consist in the development of a method of monitoring the gradual contamination of the electropolishing bath.

Team

The team deals with research in the field of electrochemistry, wastewater treatment, monitoring and optimization of processes in laboratory and industrial conditions. The diverse experience of individual members of the IonsMonit team is its strength.

 


 

Project: “A pioneering model for monitoring pollution of electropolishing process baths (IonsMonit)” financed by the National Center for Research and Development as part of the Lider programme.

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