International Cement Review articles tagged under : Manufacturing Technology

27 September 2022

A matter of scale

While significant advances have been made in carbon capture technology for the cement industry, the issues of scale and cost loom large over the sector. A modular approach to the introduction and development of carbon capture systems could well be the solution to tackle both.  By Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean, UK. Carbon Clean recently awarded a FEED contract to KBR for a pioneering ...

26 September 2022

Strength development of ternary cements

Low-clinker ternary cements containing clinker, blastfurnace slag and calcined clay are becoming increasingly important in cement markets where decarbonisation is the key to sustainable construction. Central to the p...

13 September 2022

ACCSESS for CCS projects

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is an important pillar of HeidelbergCement’s carbon neutrality roadmap. As part of Project ACCSESS, the company will be the first to pilot CCUS technology in eastern Eur...

06 September 2022

Aggregates go carbon negative

There is a consensus that, to reach net zero by 2050, the cement industry must embrace carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). This article looks at the potential of CCUS for the treatment of cement residues ...

Addressing AF myths 30 August 2022

Addressing AF myths

Existing misconceptions about the use of alternative fuels (AFs) continue to form a barrier to increased thermal substitution rates in cement plants. Specialist AF producer N+P addresses these myths and provides proc...

23 August 2022

Rohožník White is green

White cement is used to create some of the greatest architectural landmarks that attract attention all over the globe. In Europe white cement is only produced in a few places, including at the Rohožník cement plant i...

Sludge co-processing progress and prospects 16 August 2022

Sludge co-processing progress and prospects

China has significant potential for the development of cement kiln co-processing technologies of municipal sludge and other solid wastes. In this article, a dry sludge disposal project at a cement plant in Guangdong,...

27 July 2022

Buckets of flexibility

In the cement industry high-capacity bucket elevators are used to lift a wide range of bulk materials, including raw mix, limestone, coal, raw meal, clinker and cement. Gambarotta Gschwendt recently received an order...

25 July 2022

Beyond primary measures

Under tightening emission legislation, it may be time to consider new technologies and products to remain in compliance. Denmark-based Umicore offers a variety of catalysts for the removal of NO x , NH 3 , dioxins, C...

18 July 2022

Graphene’s future potential

Reducing carbon emissions in the cement industry is a top priority, but how to achieve that is the subject of considerable research and development. For First Graphene Ltd and Fosroc International, graphene shows gre...

11 July 2022

LC3 in codes and standards

Reducing the carbon footprint of the concrete industry is a priority in the face of global warming. Limestone calcined clay cements (LC 3 ) provide one of the best options to reduce CO 2 emissions. For optimal imple...

04 July 2022

Ensuring the quality of calcined clay cement

While calcined clays are fast becoming a sustainable alternative to reduce carbon emissions, ensuring the quality of calcined clay cement is key to gaining widespread market acceptance. By Prof Fernando Martirena-Her...

08 June 2022

Asia Cement’s SWAP

The trend for longer bags in baghouses requires cement plants to review their bag cleaning systems. Gas filtration specialist CTP Team recently installed its advanced SWAP technology at Asia Cement’s Pukrang plant in...

10 May 2022

The low-carbon cement bet

Cementos Argos has developed a low-carbon cement using alkaline activation technology to formulate hybrid cements. This type of green cement allows the increased use of supplementary cementitious materials activated ...

20 April 2022

Taking the magic out of machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its subcomponent machine learning (ML) are almost everywhere in industrial processes, and cement manufacturing is no exception. 1,2 Despite the common use of these terms, how a model...

21 March 2022 Arthur Harrisson

Influencers of strength

Over the years several factors that influence the strength of cement have been determined. These include mineralogy, chemistry, microstructure and process.   Figure 1: central irregular alite growth with many ...