Achieving AF and NOx goals

Published 27 November 2018

With reducing fuel costs and sustainability in mind, Brazilian producer Cimento Nacional is persistently striving to implement innovative methods to increase alternative fuels (AF) utilisation while reducing emissions. With the help of an advanced MI-CFD modelling technique the company has successfully achieved this goal at its Sete Lagoas plant, increasing its AF thermal substitution rate and reducing NOx emissions. By Ablail Paula Pinheiro, Joana Bretz de Souza, Cinar Brasil, Brazil, Tahir Abbas, Cinar UK and Leandro Couto Soares, Cimento Nacional, Brazil.

Success in increasing alternative fuels and reducing NOx at Cimento Nacional’s Sete Lagoas plant, Brazil

The cement industry in Brazil is faced with strict environmental legislation as well as competitive production costs as cement demand steadily increases with the recovery of the construction sector. In addition, maintaining good quality clinker is a must and needs to be closely monitored in the event of any production/process modifications.

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