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INSEE Cement quarry identified for MSW project

11 September 2019, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd is being asked to provide land for the Metro Colombo Solid Waste Management (MCSWM) project in Aruwakkalu, Sri Lanka. The proposed site has been identified and is located adjacent to the railhead of the limestone quarry in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam. The government envisages implementing a sanitary landfill using the abandoned and worked-out limestone quarry pits in to dispose about 1200tpd of municipal solid waste (MSW). The area under the landfill w...

RDF production and utilisation in India

07 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The production of refuse-derived fuels (RDFs) from municipal solid waste (MSW) offers one solution to address the growing waste issue in countries with increasing populations such as India. At the same time, these RDFs enable the cement industry to substitute fossil fuels and reduce its CO2 emissions. By Palash Kumar Saha and Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, SINTEF, Norway, and Kannan Vairavan and Vinoth Balakumar, CII-GBC, India. Input waste quality for RDF and compost production at Ramky E...

Wonder Cement signs MSW MoU

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

India-based Wonder Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the municipal council of Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, regarding the use of municipal waste to fuel its cement kiln. According to the MoU, the council will arrange door-to-door waste collection, waste segregation and will transport the dry and plastic waste to the cement producer’s cement works in Nimbahera to be used as alternative fuel. “The primary environmental benefit of solid waste fuel comes from the red...

A zero waste solution

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The development of new alternative fuel (AF) processing and handling technology has enabled cement producers to improve their fuel substitution rates while providing municipal and other authorities with a sustainable, zero-waste option in the disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSWs). By Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. Figure 1: typical process flow for processing MSW into RDF In the early days of alternative fuel (AF) use in the cement industry, well-defined, mainly...

Co-processing MSW at Hongshuihe Cement Co

22 March 2017, Published under Cement News

In its first application in China, an FLSmidth HDR63-315 HOTDISC ® combustion device is integrated in the 3800tpd calciner kiln of Hongshuihe Cement to handle municipal solid waste (MSW) with a high moisture content and low calorific value. By Zhou Lun, FLSmidth Beijing Ltd, China. Figure 1: the FLSmidth HOTDISC combustion device To safely and completely dispose of virtually unclassified municipal solid waste (MSW), China Resources Cement subsidiary Hongshuihe Cement Co Ltd bui...

Thai cement producer orders MSW recycling lines

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Italiab-based recycling equipment supplier Forrec has recently delivered two crusher recycling lines for the treatment of municipal solid waste to a cement plant customer in Thailand, with another four lines expected for 2017. These complete systems, which include the Forrec FR5000 series multi-crusher, the largest model in the range, are to clear local landfill sites. The end product will be used as fuel for a major Thai cement company. The multi-crusher can handle up to 80tph...

Developing AF in Egypt

16 November 2016, Published under Cement News

With the increasing scarcity of natural gas and the hike in gas prices, Egypt’s cement producers are seeking alternative ways of firing their kilns. The availability of MSW and agricultural waste provides a good foundation, but several challenges need to be overcome. By MVW Lechtenberg, Germany. The need for waste management and the development of its related infrastructure provides Egypt's cement industry with an opportunity to support society Cement consumption in Egypt rea...

Egypt: cement plants to use 15% of waste by 2030

02 November 2016, Published under Cement News

The Ministry of Environment's submitted plan that seeks to encourage the increase in waste used as alternative fuel in cement plants to 15 per cent by 2030 has been approved by Egypt’s cabinet, according to the Minister of Environment, Khaled Fahmy. Mr Fahmy told Daily News Egypt that the cabinet had agreed to the plan, adding that discussions are underway with heads of plants to discuss issues they face in using waste as fuel. "The real problems facing investors in the waste recycling bus...

Raw MSW gasification at Conch Tongling Cement

25 July 2016, Published under Cement News

To enable Conch Tongling Cement to burn a higher rate of alternative fuels, an integrated gasification system was installed and duly tested. The system converts organic or fossil fuel-derived carbonaceous materials into CO, H and CO 2 and without combustion, produces a fuel that can be used in cement production. By Yan Da-Hai, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China, Kåre Helge Karstensen and Christian J Engelsen, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF),...

Scaling up MSW models

10 December 2014, Published under Cement News

The effective management and disposal of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in India has become a major concern. Forecast rapid urbanisation, uncontrolled population growth and rising per capita income are expected to exacerbate the issue. As a result, the co-processing of MSW in cement kilns is becoming an increasingly-attractive option. Figure 1: share of major Indian states in MSW generation The significance of the MSW management and disposal issue is underlined by India’s Prime Mi...