Tech Forum

17 November 2014 Dr Michael Clark

A chimney of corruption

Dr Clark investigates the probable cause of unsound concrete that is traced back to a cement producers.

20 October 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Ethiopia’s fuel diversification

Dr Michael Clark reports on a one-day fuel diversification course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

01 September 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Alternative fuel projects

Dr Clark is inspired by Resource Co (Australia) to consider alternative fuel project assessment and methodology.

05 August 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Cemtech and CO2

Dr Clark looks at the progress made by the cement industry towards CO2 reduction and sustainability.

13 May 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Total cost of ownership

Dr Clark revisits the fictional land of Ruritania where things are not going quite according to plan for new cement plant owner, Mr Entrepreneur. Establishing yourself in the cement market is not always so easy.

08 April 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Vocational qualifications

Dr Michael Clark stresses the importance of vocational training for the cement industry.

03 February 2014 Dr Michael Clark

Dependency: Part 2

The second instalment on the complex dependencies involved in delivering a successful cement project.

03 December 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Roll press metrics

Dr Michael Clark offers an insight into roll press performance in terms of energy consumption.

14 August 2013 Dr Michael Clark

NOx in the mass balance

Dr Michael Clark looks at how NOx emissions fit into the mass balance of a cement kiln.

08 May 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Making step changes

Dr Michael Clark looks at how the precalciner and preheater have developed over the last half-century.

18 March 2013 Dr Michael Clark

Clinker C3S paramount

Michael Clark reports on C3S content and its performance for manufacturing high-quality blended cements.

12 December 2012 Dr Michael Clark

Gaseous emission control

Dr Clark investigates the various methods to control NOx and SOx and looks to future combative techniques.

19 September 2012 Dr Michael Clark

Top-cycle heat recovery

Dr Michael Clark investigates heat recovery and energy flows in semi-wet kilns.

19 September 2012 Dr Michael Clark

Automation for Africa

Michael Clark reviews the case for greater automation for cement plants in Africa.

19 September 2012 Dr Michael Clark

WHR on the rise

Dr Clark assesses the different systems for waste heat recovery and the pros and cons of available options.

19 September 2012 Dr Michael Clark

Balancing volatile behaviour

Dr Clark continues the second part of his article on the effects of using alternative raw materials and fuels.