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Sludge co-processing progress and prospects

16 August 2022, Published under Cement News

China has significant potential for the development of cement kiln co-processing technologies of municipal sludge and other solid wastes. In this article, a dry sludge disposal project at a cement plant in Guangdong, China, provides an example of the impact of kiln co-processing on plant operations and air emissions, and puts forward the development direction of this technology in the country.  By Hui Li, Jiazhuang Hui and Liang Zhao, Tianjin Cement Industry Design and Research Institute Co ...

VICEM goes for green

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam Cement Corp (VICEM) has used the COVID-19 period to increase its use of alternative fuels and waste raw materials. ICR highlights Tai Nguyen and Moi Truong's recent report on the projects that have seen the Vietnamese cement company reduce its production costs and its CO2 emissions over the last three years. VICEM started testing the treatment of ordinary industrial waste as an alternative fuel from the end of 2019. Since 2020 the company has treated waste, mainly from the leather...

Sludge will no longer be moved to Alabama plant

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

After receiving sludge from a site in Fort Myers, Florida, LafargeHolcim's Geocycle has determined that the material will not be suitable for its purposes at its Alabama facility due to the length of time required for transportation.  "Last week, water treatment material from Fort Myers was trucked to the Holcim Theodore plant in Alabama to evaluate how to best handle and use. We determined that, at this point-in-time, this material doesn't fit our process requirements. The city's timeline...

Meftah holds co-processing trials

03 July 2018, Published under Cement News

GICA subsidiary SCMI-Meftah has been carrying out co-processing trials using sludge, waste oils and sorted household waste in its Meftah works in Algeria. "These technological test operations were a success in all respects, as they fully respected the test protocol developed by the project-SCIM team as well as the safety and process procedures," said Adel Haddoud, the company’s director general. Further tests are planned to enable the use of these alternative fuels while maintaining cemen...

Alternative opportunities

05 February 2014, Published under Cement News

Doubling of capacity at the Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment plant in Dubai, UAE, offers domestic cement producers the potential to use excess sludge from the process as an alternative fuel source. The move would not only allow the cement industry to scale down reliance on traditional fuels and,  therefore, reduce GHG emissions but also tackle the problem of how to safely dispose of sewage sludge in an eco-friendly manner. By Tariq Majid Khan Niazi, Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment plant, UAE. Je...