Håkon Olsen


Håkon Olsen


Modelling of Dust Formation and Clustering in the Ferroalloy Industry

Airborne particulate matters, originating from various sources in the metallurgical industry are both a concern in terms of workers health, and contribute to the so-called diffuse emissions, which may be harmful to the local, urban communities as well as the environment at large.

My project aims to model the formation and clustering of these particles using tools such as Comsol and Ansys. Coupled with experimental data, the model aims to improve our knowledge on which variables affect the formation and clustering of particles, and how.

The project will focus on FeMn-, SiMn- and FeSi-alloys, continiung the work of the DeMaskUs-project. Previously gathered data will be used together with recent experiments to calibrate the model over a wide range of variables. 

Resource Group: Professor Gabriella Tranell (NTNU), Mehdi Kadkhodabeigi (Elkem), Bjørn Heiland (Glencore)

Contact: hakon.a.h.olsen@ntnu.no


Students at Metal Production

Students at Metal Production


Post Doctorial

Sebastien Letout, RD1
Modelling Metallurgical Production Process
Nov 2015 - Nov 2017

Heiko Gaertner, RD4
PAH Standardization




Pyunghwa Kim, RD2
Reduction Mechanisms in the SiMn Process

Massoud Hassanabadi, RD3
Ceramic Foam Filters Used in Molten Al Filtration

Erlend Lunnan Bjørnstad, RD3
Si Refining


Håkon Olsen, RD4
Dust Formation and Clustering



Associated PhD

Karin Fjeldstad Jusnes

Caoimhe Rooney

Raghed Saadieh

Benedicte Hovd
Charcoal for Manganese Production



Kai Erik Ekstrøm, RD3
Recycling and Refining of Metallurgical
Waste Streams







Sethulaksmy Jayakumari, RD2
SiC Formation in Silicon Processes

Nicholas Smith, RD3
Effect of Minor Elements on Al Oxidation

Daniel Clos, RD4
Scaling in Al off-gas Channels/heat Exchangers

Romain Billy, RD5
Material Flow Analysis of Al



Hamideh Kaffash


Mads Fromreide

Fabian Imanasa Azof
Alumina Production