Hardware Shop of Abinsk Electric Steel Works tested a membrane complex for acid recovering. The innovation was developed jointly with chemists from the Kuban State University.

The complex is based on a hybrid membrane technology for processing acid-containing waste. After being put into operation, it will solve the problem of acid waste treatment, reduce the cost of purchasing materials for the production of hardware products. In addition, the innovation will significantly reduce the environmental burden on the environment.

The second testing stage is to be performed this year. It includes pilot testing of a modernized sulfuric and hydrochloric acid recovery unit, as well as the manufacture and commissioning of the plant to filter acids from stearate lubricant. The said innovative technology will be replicated throughout Russia as soon as the testing is completed.