Mesmerized by minerals

Almost all pyrometallurgical processes generate an oxidic phase that is generally called slag. While they used to be discarded as useless materials and landfilled, more and more applications are found to give a proper use to these byproducts. Granulated Blast Furnace Slag is such an example as it nowadays finds general use as an alternative cement. Other types of slag too find applications, in for example the construction industry where they replace natural resources. The bottom ashes from household waste incineration processes are another example of a mineral material that finds use in the construction industry as alternative granulates. Typically the use of these materials is subject to strict environmental legislation. ABO Global has the expertise and market knowledge to find the right application for slags and bottom ashes.