Albert F.S. Schoukens

Specialist Consultant: Condensation Processes, Pyrometallurgy Division, Mintek

Albert Schoukens obtained a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Louvain, Belgium, in 1969. He started his career as a production engineer in the ferro-alloy industry (Sadacem, Belgium, FeMn, FeCr, FeV, FeNb, FeMo, FeTi, and CaC2). He then joined Mintek and assumed responsibility for several research projects in the field of FeMn, FeV, Si, CaC2, and Mg production. Recently he became closely involved with the development of Mintek's Enviroplas process for the treatment of solid wastes from the metallurgical industry, especially zinc-bearing steel-plant dusts. He is the author of several papers, and holds seven patents.

Selected publications
Schoukens A.F.S. & Curr T.R. The production of manganese ferro-alloys in transferred-arc plasma systems. Proceedings of the 42nd Electric Furnace Conference, Toronto, December 1984, pp. 161-171.

Schoukens A.F.S. A plasma-arc process for the production of magnesium, Extraction Metallurgy '89, London, July 1989, The Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, pp. 209-223.

Schoukens A.F.S., Nelson L.R., & Barcza N.A. Plasma-arc treatment of steel-plant dust and zinc-containing slag - theoretical and practical considerations, Recycling of Lead and Zinc: The Challenge of the 1990s, Proceedings of an international conference organized by the International Lead and Zinc Study Group Sub-committee on Recycling, Rome, June 1991, pp. 361-370.

Schoukens A.F.S., Shaw F., & Chemaly E.C. The Enviroplas process for the treatment of steel-plant dusts, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol.93, No.1, January 1993, pp. 1-7.

Schoukens A.F.S., Denton G.M., & Jones R.T. Pilot-plant production of Prime Western grade zinc from lead blast-furnace slags using the Enviroplas process, Third International Symposium on Recycling of Metals and Engineered Materials, Point Clear, Alabama, 12-16 November 1995, TMS Fall Extraction and Processing Meeting, pp. 857-868.

Copyright © 1996-2000 Albert Schoukens,
11 May 2000

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