Distinctive products and technologies
World’s most widely used DR process!
Developed by Midrex Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kobe Steel, the MIDREX® Process utilizes natural gas to make direct reduced iron. As the world’s leading direct reduction process, it is used in over 70 plants worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.
Water Treatment Facilities
A leading manufacturer in the field of water treatment, Kobelco Eco-Solutions offers a full lineup of water treatment products, including water and sewage treatment facilities, industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities, sludge treatment facilities and pure/ultra-pure water production facilities. Kobelco Eco-Solutions is also a supplier of pure and ultrapure water and is expanding sales in this area.
Sewage Biogas City Gas Pipe Injection Facility
Effective utilization of biogases!
Together with local authorities and gas suppliers, Kobelco Eco-Solutions developed a city gas facility capable of refining gas from sewage sludge to the same quality as city gas. In October 2010, Kobelco Eco-Solutions began injecting biogas into city gas pipes. Biogas is a combustible gas produced from methane fermentation of biomass solids such as sewage and food scraps. A carbon-neutral energy source, biogas has aroused significant interest for its potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Fluidized-Bed Gasification and Melting Furnaces
Environmentally friendly melting furnaces!
These furnaces offer environment-friendly treatment, utilizing the energy found in waste to carry out everything from incineration to ash melting (reduction/slagging), thus reducing both landfill and CO2.
PCB Detoxification Facilities
Safe PCB detoxification!
Metallic sodium dispersion (SP process), solvent extraction decomposition (SED process) and plasma melting decomposition methods (which can simultaneously treat a wide variety of PCB wastes) are utilized at PCB waste treatment facilities in locations throughout the country.