cement industry emissions Articles

  • Pollution monitoring in Cement Industry

    The rising use of waste based fuels in the cement industry, both for economic and Environmental objectives, combined with the strengthening of air emission regulations around the world is pushing many operators to face a wider list of pollutants to monitor this, with associated costs. The design of appropriate solutions meeting local regulation is the key to maximize the cost benefit of the fuel ...


    By ENVEA

  • Affirmative Defense is Vacated for the Cement Industry

    I wrote a blog back in February that was intended to raise the awareness level of the cement industry regarding new requirements for their MACT operations and maintenance (O&M) plans.  As part of ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Cement Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Energy-related CO2 emissions from the manufacturing and transportation of cement

    Climate change is widely accepted as a global challenge. As a key building material, cement industry contributes significantly to the global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. This study examines the energy-related CO2 emitted from cement production and transportation. A case study provided the basis for this study. The finding indicates that the energy intensity for cement from 'cradle to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Case Study in Implementation of the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Industry at a Major Source

    The regulations at 40 CFR 63, Subpart LLL are commonly known as PC MACT because the rule establishes the maximum available control technology for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from portland cement plants in the United States. There are 188 HAPs specified in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Two classifications of HAP emitters are specified in 40 CFR 63. Major sources of HAPs ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Assessment of environmental profile in the vicinity of Indian cement industry

    The present study focuses on an impact assessment of the cement industry on various social, environmental and public health issues. During the study, various socio–environmental issues, such as sex ratio, literacy rate, availability of basic amenities, disease spectrum, land use pattern, crop production, drinking water quality and the effect of emissions on vegetation were thoroughly addressed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By ENVEA

  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By ENVEA

  • Pneumatic dense phase conveying system for the cement industry

    Description: Conveying system over horizontal distances of 120 and 200 metres, with an additional vertical lift of 25 metres.   Client: ENCI Nederland B.V.   Gericke Technology: Pneumatic dense phase conveying system type PHFD 5750/D with silo-discharge and product-delivery facilities. Twin pressure vessel (transmitter) arrangement. Gericke type GB minimum wear conveyor pipeline ...


    By Gericke

  • Cementing the PC MACT

    On September 9, 2010, the U.S. EPA promulgated the final amendments to the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry (40 CFR 63 Subpart LLL), also known as the PC MACT. EPA’s self-proclaimed “historic” rulemaking includes some important implications for cement manufacturers and other sources that may be subject to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The cement sustainability initiative

    The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) is a large global sustainability program begun by several leading cement companies in 1999. The Initiative, operating under the auspices of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), focuses on addressing the industry’s major sustainability challenges. In 2002, it published its Agenda for Action, which included pledges by the CEOs of ...

  • CO2 emission from cement manufacturing and its driving forces in China

    In China, cement manufacturing has contributed 1788.78 million metric tons of CO2 (carbon equivalent) into atmosphere in the past 35 years (1969-2003). Its driving forces were analysed by a stochastic regression model (STIRPAT), which showed that population was a key driving force and its pressure was higher than the global average level. On the other hand, economic growth had less impact, but a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

    Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement industry said the cost to operate the required controls ...


    By Ohio Lumex

  • Eco–efficiency of the world cement industry and innovations: panel causality data analysis

    Since the cement industry emits large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the sector is recently under scrutiny. This study empirically investigates the co–integration and the causality relationships between the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and the cement industries for the panel comprised of 109 countries using time series data for the period between 1995 and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `A Case Study in Implementation of the NESHAPs for the Portland Cement Industry at a Major Source,` appeared in Cement Americas magazine, July/August 2003

    Introduction Located at 40 CFR 63, Subpart LLL, the Portland Cement (PC) MACT standard poses a significant regulatory hurdle to the cement industry-Facilities subject to its requirements had to complete initial performance testing and develop their first substantial semi-annual monitoring report by January 31, 2003. The final Portland Cement MACT rule was promulgated on June 14, 1999, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry & Wood Fired Boilers

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...

  • XRF cement analysis | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Cement is a primary building material in the modern world; as a major constituent of buildings, concrete structures and roads the consistency of its composition during production is essential. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • Cement Manufacturing - Balancing Growth with Air Quality Requirements

    In most areas of the U.S., it appears that the recession is a bad memory and the signs of recovery are all around us. As described by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on its website[1], “following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven (7) years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2% increase.” PCA continues to explain that “the ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • How to Monitor Mercury Emissions

    In recent years, mercury levels in the environment and in the food chain have risen substantially mainly due to human activities. As a long-range pollutant it can affect areas located thousands of kilometers away from its original source of emission. It’s no wonder then that the regulatory pressure to monitor mercury emissions grows stronger.  Before diving ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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