Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien had a working session with French Minister of Social Affairs and Health Marisol Touraine during her visit to France from 16-18 May.
Participants to the seminar were briefed of two basic phases, black line and white line of OxIndus technology, in solving electric arc furnace dusts (EAFD).
Scientists said that OxIndus technology is an effective technology and a feasible economic and environmental solution in steel production using EAF technology. The process does not generate toxic waste, they said.
At present, the French Natural Resources Development Research Company (NRD) and its partners are waiting for investment licences to build a White Line plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong and install the first Black Line in 2011.
According to the Vietnam Steel Corporation, around 70,000 tonnes of steel dusts are generated during steel making in 2010 and the figure is expected to reach 100,000 tonnes next year.
The seminar is part of the Vietnam-France Culture Week and an activity of a cooperation plan between the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology’s Technology Development and Application Department and the NRD./.