Rusal Wins Innovation Award For Dry Cleaning Gas System

Russian Federation aluminum giant UC Rusal announced last week its receipt of a national award for its dry cleaning gas system (DGCS) in operation at three of its aluminum smelters.

Rusal Wins Innovation Award For Dry Cleaning Gas System

Rusal received the Vernadsky National Environmental Award in the “Innovative eco-efficient technologies in industry and energy” category for the project, which was developed by a team from the scientific divisions at the SibVAMI (Irkutsk), RUSAL ITC (Krasnoyarsk), Bratsk (BrAZ), Novokuznetsk (NkAZ), and Irkutsk (IrkAZ) aluminium smelters.

The DGCS captures waste gases generated by aluminum production, allowing plants at which it is installed to trap over 99.5 percent of the hydrogen fluoride and solid fluoride gases emitted during its aluminum-smelting operations. In addition to providing a cleaner production process, Rusal notes that the system results in a significant savings in capital costs.

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January 7, 2021