NCB International Seminar preview interview - Part 1

Published 03 December 2019

Tagged Under: NCB India conference 

ICR spoke to Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB's head director, ahead of the 16th NCB International Seminar to be held on 3-6 December 2019, in New Delhi, India, to find out what delegates could expect from the meeting and to get an update on the Indian cement sector.

Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra, NCB Head Director

Dr Bibekananda Mohapatra,
NCB Head Director

NCB 16th International Seminar

ICR: What are the main thoughts that you want people to go away with after visiting the NCB International Seminar?

NCB: Research and Innovation drives competitiveness and contributes to sustainable growth of cement industry. Nowadays, new technologies and chemistry of new products are being introduced in cement manufacturing process that will make the global cement industry an energy efficient industry with optimum raw material usage and a clean and more sustainable environment. The cement industry has a huge impact on the environment as compared to other industries due to its high energy-intensity leading to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Product innovation and operational efficiency measures leading to reduced resource consumption of water and energy and reduced GHG emissions are the best ways forward.

NCB organises an international seminar in every two years with these thoughts in mind to reflect in technical paper presentations, exhibitions, plenary discussions etc. We are sure that this seminar will also prove to be a milestone for the success of cement industry on the following topics:
•    CO2 capture and utilisation technology for cement industry
•    Increased use of alternative fuels in cement industry
•    Use of high MgO bearing low grade limestone in producing clinker preferably for blended cements
•    Development and durability characteristics of composite cement utilising other mineral additives
•    Improvement in hydration and microstructure properties of low clinker cement
•    Enhancing use of flyash in cement by adopting various new activation methods
•    Effect of ettringite formation over the stability of hydraulic structures and its remedial measures
•    Use of SCM's for durable and sustainable infrastructure
•    Service life modelling for Reinforced concrete structures
•    Development of performance based specifications for durable structures.

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