Metallurgy Research Centre


Ik4-AZTERLAN works in the optimization of management and control of Crystalline Silica in the casting industry

Casting technology incorporates a significant number of materials in which the Silica (SiO2) is the most abundant component. The effects of on health is related with the exposure of breathable dust, the dust fraction which can enter the lungs, originating respiratory diseases such as silicosis, a nodular fibrosis caused by gradual sedimentation of respirable crystalline silica particles in the lungs.