WP1. Project Management

  • D1.1 Collaborative Portal (December 2017 CO): This document describes the collaborative platform created to ease the communication between the partners and support the project management functions such as task assignments, time-managing deadlines and documents sharing.
  • D1.2 Minutes of official meetings (M1, M6, M12, M18 CO): Internal report on the project progress after each review meeting.

WP2. Specifications of the pilot with the key components in a relevant environment

  • D2.1 Pilot pre-engineering specifications (CO): This document describes the specifications of the pilot to be developed in the project.
  • D2.2 Electrowinning cell pre-engineering specifications (CO): This document is a pre-engineering study that gathers thirty height identified specifications of the cell that can contribute to operate safely the cell and to participate in the development of the key components of the SIDERWIN cell. 
  • D2.3 Process flow diagram, mass and energy balances report (CO): This document aims at describing the model elaborated with the LABVIEW software that will help to check the consistency of the specifications to be defined and to prepare the process simulation. It also includes the preliminary Failure Modes Effects and Criticallity Analysis.
  • D2.4 List of equipment and auxiliaries (CO): This document contains the list of equipment and auxiliaries of the electrowinning cell.
  • D2.5 Study report of the integration with the electrical grid (CO): This report reviews the design development key characteristics that should be given to the cell. 
  • D2.6 Study report of the integration of the electrolytic cell in a plant (CO): This document reviews the safety, maintenability and efficiency of the SIDERWIN cell design by analogy with conventional electrowinning to guarantee that the design is compatible with industrial practice.  

WP3. Simulation and design of the optimal prototype cell

  • D3.1 CFD Preliminary models (CO): This document describes the development of a full comprehensive CFD model of an Iron Electrowinning Cell to design a pilot installation, with the following requirements: 1) Uniformity of the current density;2) Steady-state operation of the cell that requires a smooth supply of hematite particles; 3) Minimization of the cell voltage required to reduce global consumption; 4) Smooth removal of oxygen bubbles to avoid reaction on the cathode with consequent loss of efficiency.
  • D3.2 CFD Modelling results (CO): This document presents the main results obtained with the CFD simulations and with close interaction with WP4.3, to validate some designs of the cell and of some hydraulic equipment.

WP4. Pilot Development and optimisation of the process parameters

WP5. Process operating

WP6. Alternative raw material study

  • D6.1 Analysis report on different potential samples (CO): This document describes the chemical and mineralogical analysis results that showed that BAUX (Bauxite ore), BR (Bauxite Residue) and RM (red mud-bauxite residue pulp) could be suitable to be used as alternative iron sources. Infact the ULCOWIN process could be highly compatible with the Bayer process.
  • D6.2 Experimental test report of BR electrolysis (CO): This document describes the experimental work developed to showed the optimum conditions for Bauxite Residue electrolysis. And that the iron and graphite cathodes are suitable for Bauxite Residue electrolysis.

WP7. Techno-economic and environmental assesments

  • D7.1 Framework of the techno-economic and environmental assessment (CO): This first document of WP7 ensures a common basis for the evaluation of the investigated technology, including the goal and scope of the environmental LCA and LCC (functional unit(s), system(s) to be studied, system boundaries, time horizon for the assessment of the investigated technology per system, most relevant indicators and life cycle impact assessment methods to be applied, specific application(s) of the system, reference technologies to which the novel technologies shall be compared) as well as the data collection management plan to ensure good quality input data for these different studies.

WP8. Communitation, dissemination and exploitation

  • D8.1 Project Website (December 2017 Public): This document includes the description of the structure of  the website.
  • D8.2 Master Dissemination and Communication Plan and Updates (M6 March 2018 Public): This document describes the initial Dissemination and Communication Plan of SIDERWIN project. 
  • D8.2.1 Master Dissemination and Communication Plan and Updates (M18 March 2019 Public)This document describes the update of the Dissemination and Communication Plan of SIDERWIN project.
  • D8.4 Draft Exploitation Plan (M18 CO): This document describes the schedule actions to protect, exploit and disseminate the results produced by the SIDERWIN project.