Circular residue usage in the metallurgical industry


After the great success of the first CIRRUS course at Luleå University of Technology we cordially invite you to the second CIRRUS course at University of Oulu in Finland.  

The course on Circular Residue Usage in the Metallurgical Industry is developed within the EIT RawMaterials and it is aimed for professionals in metallurgical industry, research institutes, PhD students, environmental agencies, as well as decision makers. Engineers new in the area can get a quick start at the new job positions, and experienced ones 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 seminar for case study presentations.

Knowledge on recirculation of residues that will be delivered covers secondary materials generated in different metallurgical industries as well as EOL products. Origin and characteristics of these materials in addition to the opportunities and the challenges in recycling to existing processes, e.g. steelmaking, ferroalloys and base metals extraction, will be discussed. Pre-treatment methods, agglomeration and specially designed processes for recycling will be also covered. Aspects on cross-sectorial possibilities, environmental issues and economy will be addressed.   

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

Language and registration fee

The course will be given in English and it is free of charge. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Schedule and content

10 April 2019 (09.0011.00 CET)
Introduction to the course and participants, basic knowledge on secondary materials, their origin and characteristics as well as challenges and possibilities of recycling. 
Location: Webinar

20-24 May 2019
From the content: Further development on webinar topics, methodology for residual characterization, pre-treatment, agglomeration, recycling into ferrous, base metals, ferro-alloys, non-ferrous industry, special processes for recycling etc. Moreover, support to case studies with topics selected by participants.
Location: University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

25 September 2019
Follow-up Webinar  Presentations and discussion of case studies form course participants.
Location: Webinar


Last day for registration is 3 April 2019.


Lena Sundqvist-Ökvist, Swerim, lena.sundqvist [at]
Caisa Samuelsson, LTU, caisa.samuelsson [at]
Eetu-Pekka Heikkinen, University of Oulu, eetu.heikkinen [at]
Karel Van Acker, KU Leuven, karel.vanacker [at]
Dan Hallberg, LKAB, dan.hallberg [at]

Project organisation

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

2019-09-25 09:00 to 11:00
Last registration date
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Free of charge