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Irish Cement fined EUR4000 for dust spill

10 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement has been fined EUR4000 for breaching terms of its industrial emissions licence, when thick “glue-like” dust spilled from its Co Limerick plant, resulting in damage to nearby homes, gardens and cars. The company pleaded guilty at Limerick District Court to one count of breaching the terms of its licence at the Castlemungret works on 3 December 2017. After the company had unsuccessfully attempted to clear a build-up of dust in the kiln, a significant amount of it leaked into t...

Pacific Cement Ltd issued with order to stop work

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fiji's Pacific Cement Ltd, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd based in Lami, has been issued a Stop Work Notice by the country’s Department of Environment. The department visited the plant after receiving a complaint from a resident related to dust emissions. However, the order will be lifted if the plant observes mitigation practices. "We give them a pathway to remedy the breach and we will lift the notice after they enforce mitigation policies," said Joshua Wycliffe, permanent secretary...

CIMAF Ghana invests in managing environmental impact

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

CIMAF Ghana Ltd has allocated 15 per cent (US$9.9m) of its US$66m investment in the country to manage the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to Ghana Web. The company's 1.1Mta plant near the port of Tema was fitted with bag filters to control dust emissions and a gas analyser was installed to monitor the exhaust gas from the stacks, according to Mr Mohammed Bennis, country general manager, CIMAF. "This huge plant does not emit dust into the environment. We hav...

Duna-Dráva Cement completes plant renovation

22 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Duna-Dráva Cement Kft has announced that a HUF7bn (US$26.12m) project to improve sustainability at its facility in Vác, Hungary, has been completed. Construction work took place between 2016-18, with the newly-renovated plant inaugurated on 18 May. The project has been successful in significantly reducing dust emissions, according to the Budapest Business Journal. A new filter system ensures that dust is contained, even in a malfunction or power outage.

Pakistan: Arif Habib Group to invest PKR25bn in new plant

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Arif Habib Group has said that it is going to invest PKR25bn (US$238.5m) in a new cement plant to be completed in the next two years, to be operated by its subsidiary Power Cement. The new plant will take the installed capacity of Power Cement to 3.37Mta from its current capacity of just 0.9Mta. Owing to energy shortages, Pakistan’s GDP is not growing at the pace it should. However, Power Cement Chairman, Nasim Beg, stated that he believed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will ...

Costa Rica: residents seek relief from dust

08 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Residents of Lourdes de Agua Caliente, Cartago, Costa Rica, have spoken out about dust emissions from a nearby Holcim Costa Rica plant. The Ministry of Health visited the plant in question this week, ordering it to control its dust emissions. Reports of dust clouds date back three years and have reportedly been a regular occurrence ever since. A company official from Holcim Costa Rica said the “dust is from primary materials, limestone rock, which doesn’t cause any environmental or health...

Particulate matter in the bag

04 January 2016, Published under Cement News

With air emissions regulations becoming stricter in many parts of the world and policy makers considering the adoption of increasingly tighter legislation, cement producers need to re-evaluate their air pollution control systems to ensure compliance. The latest generation baghouses have proven to limit harmful particulate matter (PM) emissions and seek to address such pollution control concerns. By José Miguel Angolemme, Redecam Group, Italy. The latest-generation baghouses contain fi...

Optimising filter media

28 October 2013, Published under Cement News

As environmental regulations are tightened and pollution control equipment is required to function at higher efficiencies, baghouse performance and maintenance is becoming increasingly important. The operational efficiency of baghouse dust collection systems can be improved by integrating all dust collection system controls. By Vahid Mirsaiidi, FilterSense, USA. Figure 1: B-PAC integrated baghouse control, sensing and diagnostic system At a time when plant managers are looking t...