An integrated approach to alternative fuel use in cement making

With the world facing new challenges in handling growing volumes of post-consumer waste, linking waste- and raw materials-preparation systems offers a viable solution – and big economic benefits. 

1 Introduction

The world is facing a growing challenge with handling the ever-increasing tonnages of waste materials being produced, while at the same time environmental pressures are driving the push to reduce fossil fuel use in industrial processes. Cement production is no exception in this respect.

And while the traditional approach was to regard waste as unwanted, fit only for burying and leaving for future generations to attend to, there is now a much greater appreciation of the value of waste as an energy source in its own right. In every sense, this is a win-win situation, with less...

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