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Frank Mrvan, now Congressman for the First District of Indiana, tours Purdue Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation in October 2020. CIVS is leading a team that received a $7 million federal grant for blast furnace research.

HAMMOND/WESTVILLE — Purdue University Northwest researchers at the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation are leading a team using a $7 million federal grant to improve steelmaking processes.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy awarded PNW and the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium $7,048,766 for development of a next-generation Integrated Virtual Blast Furnace to improve energy efficiency and emissions in real time; and develop a virtual training model.

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