MAG. ERICH FROMMWALD, CEO, AND DIPL.-ING. ANTON SECKLEHNER, PLANT DIRECTOR, KIRCHDORFER ZEMENTWERK HOFMANN GMBH

First DeCONOx system up & running nicely at Kirchdorfer Zement

On 29.09.2016, Kirchdorfer Zementwerk officially inaugurated its new DeCONOx system. Built by Scheuch, the new DeCONOx setup combines the advantages of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with those of regenerative thermal oxidation (RTO). The arrangement employs those two well-proven technologies to ensure high NOx, VOC and CO separation efficiency. On the occasion of its commissioning, we spoke with the CEO of Kirchdorfer Zement, Mag. Erich Frommwald, and with Plant Director Dipl.-Ing. Anton Secklehner about the investment and the company’s environmental commitment.

ZKG: The new DeCONOx system installed at
Kirchdorfer Zementwerk counts as the world’s first industrial-scale plant of its kind, making you a pioneer in the use of this technology. What made you decide to go for this new process, and how high was the overall investment?

FROMMWALD: We have been producing cement here in Kirchdorf for nearly 130 years, and we have been engaged in environmental protection for many decades. Our management has implemented numerous measures designed to minimize potentially negative impacts on the environment. The first impetus, of course stemmed from the fact that our...

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