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New supplementary cementitious materials

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The search for new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) is ongoing. A recent review of existing SCMs and the potential for new ones caught the eye of Arthur Harrisson and provided further potential for investigation. A disused slate quarry: a potential SCM? A recent review 1 of the availability of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) and the possibility for expanding the choice of those available examined the range of emerging SCM sources and also the means of tes...

Charah Solutions to set up third SCM grinding unit

01 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Charah® Solutions Inc has announced plans to set up its third grinding facility for supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in Oxnard, California, USA. "Charah Solutions is one of the leading fly ash sales and marketing companies in the country and we are proving that further with this new facility that will help stabilise the West Coast market with high-quality SCMs where availability has traditionally been inconsistent," said Scott Sewell, president and CEO of Charah Solutions. T...

Charah Solutions opens factory for fly ash and SCMs

18 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Charah ® Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, has opened its first facility using new patented technologies for grinding granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) to create supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Charah Solutions aims to serve customers in markets where the supply of fly ash or other SCMs is limited. The new plant is located at the Port of Coeymans,10 miles south of Albany, 100 miles north of New York, on ...

Improving ash quality

01 February 2016, Published under Cement News

As governments consider the reduction of power generation in coal-fired power stations for environmental reasons, this article looks at the impact of this measure on the supply of fly ash to the cement industry. However, in the short- to medium term the availability of fly ash seems to be robust as sufficient stocks appear present, either in landfills or in fly ash lagoons. Coal-fired power stations have long supplied fly ash to cement plants as an addition to Portland cement As...

Cement plants of the future

18 November 2013, Published under Cement News

In the first of a series of articles for ICR, Kline Consulting explores the impact that reducing carbon emissions could have on the design of cement plants of the future. The three traditional CO2 reduction levers – namely energy efficiency (fuel and power), fuel CO2 reduction and clinker substitution – will all be considered in detail, as will the role of carbon capture technologies. In this first article, the author focusses on clinker substitution and the changes that may be required to e...